Going digital with the enterprise machine: The importance of an embedded app store

It’s 2018. Surely that means everything that could be digital is digital, right?

Not quite. 

A staggering amount of companies–some App47 customers, some not–still have large suites of products that aren’t yet “digital.” That is to say, their products are on closed systems, aren’t connected to the internet, and are limited in function to whatever the company is able to dream up. 

Luckily, this is changing, and companies are realising that when going digital,...

By App47, 23 January 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Enterprise App Stores, Enterprise Mobility.

As enterprise app expectations rise and timeframes fall, testing drops off in importance

Almost half of organisations admit to releasing apps before the quality testing stage as user expectations continue to soar.

That’s the finding from a new study released by Testplant which polled more than 750 development team leaders in the US and UK. Yet the deluge continues; 68% of respondents say they plan to build more apps during the coming 12 months.

Part of this is down to emerging technologies; 62% say their company will increase the number of apps which deploy machine learning and deep...

By James Bourne, 11 October 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, App Platforms, Enterprise App Stores.

Why you don’t just need enterprise apps – but an app store with it

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"The idea of an app store is to give more empowerment for business users. It delivers a clear message: IT lets you use the best tools to perform your work, help yourself and take control. So it is not just an app store, it is a cultural change for IT and business."

So said writer Sue Marquette Poremba in a piece for IT Business Edge on the power of enterprise app stores. Perhaps unsurprisingly, we couldn’t...

By App47, 19 September 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Enterprise App Stores, Enterprise Mobility.

Enterprise collaboration app Flock rolls out app store

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With a view to aid end users by removing the stress of switching between and managing multiple apps at work, enterprise messaging app Flock has rolled out its app store. Now users will be able to integrate a number of external work apps and services and get notifications within Flock. At present, the app store facilitates integration with apps such as Trello, Github, Twitter, Jira and Bitbucket among others.

For example, users can...

By Enterprise CIO, 13 May 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, App Platforms, Enterprise App Stores.

Time for a checkup: Best practices for a healthy enterprise mobility program

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2016 should be a big year for investments in enterprise mobility programs. According to a recent study by Harris Poll, enterprise mobility leads all areas of IT investments by IT decision makers in 2016.

As leaders for enterprise mobility programs look ahead to 2016, there are several important components they need to explore. For instance, how efficient are the apps already deployed? If your organisation has only recently...

By Mark Lorion, 27 January 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise App Stores, Enterprise Mobility, Security.

Slack Platform launches App Directory to facilitate interoperability; announces fund and Botkit for developers

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In order to foster interoperability and ensure progress and productivity does not get lost in silos, the Slack Platform has launched The Slack App Directory, featuring over 160 apps for the benefit of a Slack team. The platform ensures easy installation and curates apps by category, popularity, and staff favourites.

The listings are classified in a number of categories such as design,...

By Enterprise CIO, 17 December 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Development, Enterprise App Stores.

In enterprise mobility, “there’s an app for that” is not enough

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Watching the explosion of mobile apps has been, in a word, incredible.

In less than a decade, consumers have gone from having low-tech cell phones to early-stage smartphones to powerful machines that house dozens of mobile apps that do everything from stream music to order you a ride to work.

But as mobile apps have exploded, a problem has followed—and it’s one that often...

By App47, 08 December 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Enterprise App Stores, Mobile, Opinion.

Not just any enterprise app store: Cortado co-founds Mobile Business Alliance

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Cortado Mobile Solutions, a subsidiary of enterprise mobility and printing provider, Cortado, has launched the Mobile Business Alliance alongside 10 app developers aiming to help businesses find the most suitable apps for their markets more easily.

The 10 partners include no-code app development platform Fliplet, Enough Software and ThinPrint Cloud Services, another subsidiary of Cortado, while the Alliance is encouraging more partners to join.

Apps in the enterprise app store –...

By James Bourne, 17 September 2015, 1 comment. Categories: Applications, Development, Enterprise App Stores, Enterprise Mobility.

Apperian announces Android Lollipop support and updated enterprise app store

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Mobile app management (MAM) provider Apperian claims that “enterprise support for Android can no longer take a backseat to iOS”, as it announces support for Android Lollipop as well as a redesign of its enterprise app store.

The Boston-based company has been making waves in the enterprise mobile space for eschewing the traditional mobile device management (MDM) approach to protecting data.

By James Bourne, 06 March 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Android, Enterprise App Stores, Enterprise Mobility, MAM, Security.

Assessing the executive outlook on Android’s enterprise ecosystem #MWC15

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Analysis It’s an exciting yet challenging time for the CIO. Employees are going to bring their own devices into work, but even though Android is the dominant consumer platform, the enterprise side is relatively lacking. If there is a paradigm shift afoot, something is still holding it back.

Nowhere is this more keenly felt than Google itself. The much-vaunted release of...

By James Bourne, 05 March 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Android, Employees, Enterprise App Stores, Enterprise Mobility, Samsung, Security.