Motorola has announced plans to launch the Moto Mod Developer Kit this summer. It will allow smaller hardware makers to create snap-in modules for the company's upcoming lineup of Moto Z smartphones.

Moto Mod

Motorola stated:

Have a great idea for a Moto Mod? Not only are we working on more Moto Mods to add to the ecosystem, we're also providing open architecture and the tools you need to bring your own idea to life. Through the new Moto Mods Developer Program, small developers to established enterprises will have the unprecedented opportunity to help build a complete ecosystem that maximizes innovation and redefines the future of mobile.

Need a little help with your Moto Mods idea? We've got you covered: The Lenovo Capital and Incubator Group (LCIG) will be setting aside seed equity funding to spur innovation on the Moto Mods platform. In addition, the LCIG has set aside $1,000,000 in equity funding for the individual or company that creates the best Moto Mods prototype by March 31, 2017.

Check out the Motorola Developer Program