Netgear opens its Smart Network Platform to developers

Networking company Netgear, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTGR) has released its new Netgear Developer Program for developers to create new apps to help customers get more out of Netgear devices.

Netgear has created the ability for developers to produce apps by leveraging the Netgear Smart Network architecture built into an increasing number of its consumer and small-business devices, including a selection of routers, gateways and network-attached storage devices.

Developers simply register at the Netgear Smart Network website at, where they can access all the Java-based building blocks they need to create apps. Netgear makes it easy for developers to share or sell their apps through the Netgear genie+ marketplace. For the first time, home and small business customers can remotely download apps directly to their connected Netgear devices just as they would to a smartphone or tablet to expand functionality. No other network vendor offers an app development platform or app store for these types of devices.