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Do you develop your own mobile apps? – #Mobility

April 4, 2013 1 comment

Ok, this is a pretty hot topic! Mobility is here to stay for a while, everyone speaks about Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM), MDM, MAM, MIM etc….

But how are business tackling this need to support business processes and functions for todays mobile workforce? And how do you out there build your mobile apps that are to support your users and business?

Do you outsource your app development, or do you do it in-house? Do you use any of the “cloud services” to build your apps like the following examples?

Snappii

ManMade

Here are some really interesting blog posts/articles on the subject!

THE BEST WAY TO DEVELOP MOBILE APPS? DON’T DEVELOP MOBILE APPS! – via Jeffrey Hammond

Mobile app dev: Outsource or in-house?

This is an interesting mobile world we live in, but how shall all business adopt to it the best way? 😉

Please share your view if you want!

//Richard

#Citrix #AppController 2.6 released as part of #MobileSolutions #Bundle #BYOD

February 25, 2013 Leave a comment

As a part of the Mobile Solutions Bundle that now is available on MyCitrix you can find a new version of AppController.

AppController 2.6 supports the following new features:

  • Certificate support. When you configure AppController for the first time in the web-based management console, you can add or create certificates on the Active Directory settings page.
  • Microsoft Hyper-V support. You can install the AppController 2.6 virtual machine on Windows Server 2012 with Hyper-V enabled or on Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012.
  • Migration support to AppController 2.6. You can upgrade to AppController 2.6 from AppController 2.0 or from AppController 2.5.
  • Mobile store support. You can upload mobile apps from the Apple App Store or Google Play to AppController. You can use the Citrix App Preparation Tool to wrap iOS and Android apps from the Apple App Store or Google Play. When you wrap the app, you can secure access and enforce policies. When you upload the app to AppController, you can configure the policies. You can also upload an app from the App Store or Google Play to AppController without using the App Preparation Tool.
  • Secure connections to Active Directory. You can configure secure connections to Active Directory when you configure AppController 2.6 for the first time.
  • ShareFile updates. In previous AppController versions, when you configured ShareFile, the domain sharefile.com was automatically appended to the domain name. In this release, the domain sharefile.com does not automatically append to the ShareFile domain name. You must enter the entire ShareFile domain name.
  • Support for mobile links. You can configure mobile links to retrieve the name and description of apps automatically from the Apple App Store. For apps available through the Google Play Store, you enter the name, description and URL of the app. When you configure mobile links, links appear in Receiver with the Play Store or App Store name.
  •  Web proxy user name format. When you configure the web proxy, you can use either the SAMAccount format or the User Principal Name (UPN) as the user name.

Read more about it here!

//Richard

More Than 50% of Mobile Apps Deployed Will be Hybrid – #Gartner, #BYOD

February 11, 2013 1 comment

Gartner Says by 2016, More Than 50 Percent of Mobile Apps Deployed Will be Hybrid

Gartner’s 2013 Mobile and Wireless Predictions Reflect Mobility’s Impact on the Broader

With enterprises under extreme pressure from management and employees to develop and deploy mobile applications to accommodate mobile work styles and increase customer engagement, Gartner, Inc. predicts that more than 50 percent of mobile apps deployed by 2016 will be hybrid.

“Mobility has always been a separate topic for IT professionals, but it is now influencing mainstream strategies and tactics in the wider areas of technology enablement and enterprise architectures,” said Ken Dulaney, vice president and distinguished analyst at Gartner. “Increasingly, enterprises are finding that they need to support multiple platforms, especially as the [bring your own device] BYOD trend gains momentum.”

To address the need for mobile applications, enterprises are looking to leverage applications across multiple platforms. The advantages of the hybrid architecture, which combines the portability of HTML5 Web apps with a native container that facilitates access to native device features, will appeal to many enterprises.

The need for context awareness in mobile applications has increased with the capabilities of mobile devices, causing developers to consider both hybrid and native architectures. For applications to leverage location information, notification systems, mapping capabilities and even on-device hardware such as the camera, the applications need to be developed using either hybrid or native architectures. This has caused enterprise developers to consider alternatives to Web application……

Continue reading here!

//Richard

HTML5 or Native for Mobile Apps? Try hybrid

Another interesting blog post from The HTML5 Center with some statistics from developers around their plans to adopt HTML5 for mobile apps.

HTML5 or Native for Mobile Apps? Try hybrid

What is your strategy? I guess that it’s HTML5 all the way so that you don’t have to make X number of builds for the various Android devices out there etc, but will the app perform as expected and will you be able to access all the features needed on the device, or will you revert to an hybrid or native approach like Facebook did?

//Richard

Mobile Application Management (MAM) = Complete Mobile Workplace?

September 28, 2012 1 comment

Ok, so I’ve been looking at some of the players out there that say they have a “MAM” product and everybody seem so hooked on talking about MAM and how that’s gonna solve all the needs of a Mobile Workplace… and to be totally frank I think that people tend to run to fast with new cool and hip buzz-words or solutions.

To start of with, what is the definition of a MAM system? This is a pretty good summary I’d say that I stole from WikiPedia;

Mobile Application Management (MAM) describes software and services that accelerate and simplify the creation of internally developed or “in-house” enterprise mobile applications. It also describes the deployment and management of in-house and commercially available mobile apps used in business settings on both company-provided and “bring your own” smartphones and tablet computers.

Mobile application management has also been defined as “the strategy and process around developing/procuring, securing, deploying, accessing, configuring, updating and removing (business) applications from mobile devices used by the employees. To read more at wikipedia click here…”

And does a solution like this provide all the capabilities for businesses today for a complete Mobile Workplace?

Read more…

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