【LINE】Intel and LINE to Collaborate on Technological Innovations

2015.10.02 LINE App

Intel Developer Zone and LINE Official Accounts Join Forces to Support Software Developers and Accelerate IoT Solutions


Tokyo Japan, October 2, 2015 – LINE Corporation today announced a new collaboration with Intel Corporation that focuses on revolutionizing software development and creating strategic alignments in order to accelerate the adoption of Internet of Things (IoT)-enabled solutions.


Software is one of the key factors driving technological innovation in the world today. In order to deliver the latest information on time and effectively propel communications, Intel has adopted the LINE messaging platform to connect with software developers. Intel created an official account targeting software developers on LINE, starting with India and Indonesia. Through these official accounts, Intel will share with followers the latest updates and resources on technologies such as IoT, game development, Intel® RealSense™ Technology, Android* and Windows* application development and more. The Intel Software official account on the LINE messaging app is an extension of the Intel® Developer Zone (software.intel.com) online community and a one-stop destination for all software-related updates, tools, and resources from Intel for software developers and makers.


Additionally, both companies will work together to create a range of IoT-enabled solutions spanning home automation, digital signage, and even intelligent vending machines. Intel and LINE will also team up with selected partners to add intelligence to edge devices, deliver data to the cloud, analyze data for valuable insights and dashboard visualizations, and provide real-time feedback capturing and reporting for LINE applications through LINE Business Connect. Both parties intend to create additional value-added services from the internet of things in order to forge new user experiences.


Today, at Intel Software Day 2015 http://japan.intel.com/swdev/isd2015/, the companies showcased an Intel processor-based intelligent vending machine from Kirin Beverage Value Vendor Co. Ltd. This Intel processor-based intelligent vending machine is powered by LINE’s Business Connect and developed by Kirin Beverage Value Vendor Co. Ltd., Sanden Retail System Corp., and V-Sync Co. Ltd. It provides new entertainment features for customers and manages marketing data in order to provide a better customer experience. The companies demonstrated this new solution at a showcase held during Intel Software Day 2015.


“We are proud to announce this new and exciting collaboration with LINE Corporation, which we believe will accelerate software technology innovations.” commented Sophia Chew, vice president of the software and services group and director of the developer relations division at Intel Corporation. “By expanding Intel Developer Zone’s reach through LINE’s Official Account service, we will be able to engage software developers in a timely and effective manner. We hope our IoT-enabled solutions provide inspiration for new businesses, as well as new devices and services adopting technologies from Intel and LINE.”


Shintaro Tabata, Senior Vice President and Head of Corporate Sales at LINE Corporation remarked, “We are excited for this innovative collaboration. By unveiling intelligent vending machines with Intel, we see the potential of enabling IoT solutions for various devices globally. We believe LINE will become the common user interface in this IoT era, and through LINE Business Connect, we will be able to provide a mobile CRM platform to connect various devices, enterprise backbone systems, and end users more effectively 


About Intel

Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) is a world leader in computing innovation. The company designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the foundation for the world’s computing devices. As a leader in corporate responsibility and sustainability, Intel also manufactures the world’s first commercially available “conflict-free” microprocessors. Additional information about Intel is available at newsroom.intel.com and blogs.intel.com, and about Intel’s conflict-free efforts at conflictfree.intel.com. 


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