MZ has launched its open data project Satori for all developers to access for free.
The aim of the project is to take large pools of open data that are usually published in "silos" online and make them available to developers as a live stream.
As reported by VentureBeat, MZ does not expect to make any money from Satori until it is used for white-label apps with private data.
Big money prizes
To kickstart interest in Satori, MZ is running a competition for developers to create their own Live Open Data Channel on the platform. The top prize for creating the most "impactful" channel is $500,000, with $1 million in prizes available overall.
Satori is an open version of MZ's RTplatform which was first revealed in April 2016. The platform was first used in New Zealand to help improve the efficiency of its public transport systems.
MZ also continues to operate two of the most profitable mobile games on the market. Both Mobile Strike and Game of War regularly make appearances on SuperData's top ten grossing mobile games rankings.