The Apperian mobile application management platform provides a comprehensive set of APIs that make it open and highly extensible. This allows customers and partners to seamlessly integrate with and extend our award-winning platform for enterprise mobility management.
Integrating with the Apperian API Platform exposes functionality covering the complete mobile app lifecycle, including capabilities such as app onboarding, app inspection, security and management policy management, app signing, app distribution, private-branded enterprise app stores and app analytics to:
- Improve the reach and security of traditional enterprise mobility management products – Traditional EMM products require that devices be placed under management with MDM profiles in order to distribute policy-enabled apps. By integrating with Apperian, traditional EMM products and mobility management teams can now distribute policy-enabled apps without requiring device control, enabling organizations to overcome limitations and reach 100% of target users.
- Provide greater flexibility for mobile application developers – Both in-house and contracted app developers can publish new or modified apps directly into the Apperian platform via APIs. This reduces manual steps, minimizes the risk of distributing incorrect versions of apps and facilitates the management of app signing credentials. It also enables developers to easily apply a comprehensive library of security and management policies. Many leading mobile app development platforms already integrate with Apperian, include IBM Worklight, Appcelerator, Mobiquity, Xamarin, iFactr, AnyPresence and ViziApps.
- Increase effectiveness of enterprise Dev Ops – enterprise Dev Ops professionals and IT mobile administrators can automate the process of securing, managing and delivering mobile apps to end users with a variety of policies accessed through Apperian’s API and direct integration with continuous automation build servers, such as Jenkins, eliminating many manual tasks associated with traditional mobility management tools.
Why is openness critical to customer success? We believe open and extensible enterprise mobility management is at the core of making mobility work in the enterprise. Mobility has grown in isolation from other aspects of corporate IT infrastructure. It evolved at a different pace, requires a different toolset, and is not yet uniformly adopted throughout organizations. When mobility is isolated and needs to be administered differently, it adds complexity to IT management and does not allow the enterprise to realize the full ROI of mobility. Openness will help resolve these pain points.
Apperian’s set of open APIs is a collection of RESTful web service interfaces. These interfaces handle the management of many key elements of the Apperian platform to extend, integrate, and create additional functionality and value based on our customer’s and partner’s specific business needs. This seamlessly allows external systems to access capabilities, such as publishing apps, performing app inspections, accessing reports, crowdsourcing, monitoring the overall system, and more.