SEMOSA (Single European Mobile Services Area) is an open innovation platform for ubiquitous mobile applications and service providers, aimed at European interoperability of reliable applications and services, such as paying with mobile phones.
SEMOSA's main goal is to provide a platform and an open development tool set for applications and mobile phone service providers that enable interoperability in the territory of the European Union. Currently we are facing a high degree of fragmentation in the mobile phone application industry. There are many technological platform suppliers competing against each other, such as mobile device manufacturers, and we are seeing that the services provided by mobile phone operators, financial institutions and companies are on equal standing, with none of them having common standards, platforms or practices. In this regard, the SEMOSA project aims to standardize the implementation of secure mobile applications and services by developing, implementing and administrating all of the applications generated under common standards and with the same degree of security.
SEMOSA's goal will be to allow easy ecosystem development and interoperability for the secure services by providing open interfaces and common tool kits. SEMOSA will be an open platform, an open software development system that will publish service and API interfaces. For starters, this software system makes developing mobile applications easy for users of the service and helps service suppliers (such as financial institutions) provide their capacities as plug-ins. Application service providers (ASP) will be able to develop NFC compatible applications without knowing anything about SIM card technologies and standards. It will also enable them to connect and interact with a trusted service such as a payment application or mobile identification document.
An open and standardized platform will offer the same integration with the platform to anyone and enable them to add specific features or functions. This will open the door to new innovations that SEMOSA may not have thought of. In the long-term, the ecosystems will have software or modular components that are available either commercially or as open code, or both.