Archive | November, 2010

When Your Company Kills Your iPhone (or iPad!)

The NPR report Wipeout: When Your Company Kills Your iPhone shows how far the iPhone has come… and how the idea of “employee liable” devices can collide with corporate policies that ask employees to give up control of their devices. However, “device wipe” when an employee leaves a company may be overkill. One of the […]

Alternatives to Apple App Store, For Businesses

CIO Magazine’s recent article Alternatives to Apple App Store, For Businesses covers mobile app management (MAM™), and highlights’ Apperian’s EASE user Curtis Cuozzo, manager of sales force automation at Talecris Biotherapeutics. Curtis manages the deployment of several iPhone apps for a 180 person sales team, and found that deploying apps was “a very cumbersome process” […]

The Apple iPhone Kill Switch – Should Enterprise Developers Worry?

The recent CIO article Apple Trips Up Enterprise iPhone Apps” by Tom Kaneshige outlined the current status — and some concerns — regarding Apple’s Enterprise Developer program.

Retailer M-Commerce Revenue is 13%: Rue La La

Apperian customer Rue La La reported in a recent Luxury Daily article that they are now receiving 13 percent of revenue through mobile. Much of this revenue comes from their iPhone and iPad applications, and they have recently added Android to the mix. The Rue La La app is profiled section on the Apperian website. […]

Enterprise App Services Environment – EASE for iPhone and iPad Announced

We are thrilled to announce public availability of the Enterprise App Service Environment (EASE)! Why did we build EASE? Well, we’re developers too. We know from our own experience the difficulty in dealing with enterprise authentication, the pain of deployment, the challenge of updating users to the latest version of mobile apps. After working with […]

Mobile Business Apps Flourish at IBM, Google…But What About the Rest of Us?

Rachel King’s article Mobile Business Apps Flourish at IBM, Google shows the increased interest in “corporate storefronts” for enterprise mobile applications. When I spoke with Rachel, I pointed out the change in Apple’s iOS enterprise developer program which now gives any sized company the ability to develop their own apps outside the App Store for […]