In July this year, Apple and IBM joined hands to take on the enterprise market together. Now five months after the announcement, both the companies today released the first ten apps that are a result of the collaborative MobileFirst initiative by both the companies. So far the partnership has bought several companies like Citi, Sprint, Air Canada, and others on board.
Perfecto Mobile, mobile app quality provider, announced its Continuous Quality Lab, an expanded offering that allows enterprises to deliver better mobile apps, faster. Powered by Perfecto Mobile’s MobileCloud, the Continuous Quality Lab gives users access to real end user conditions through a vast selection of real mobile devices connected to live networks in various locations around the world to leverage for testing and monitoring mobile apps throughout the mobile application development lifecycle.
Mobile messaging and calling app Nimbuzz launched a dialer app for Android. The Indian company was acquired by a UK telecom company New Call a month ago for $250 million. The company’s latest announcement is its first ever after the acquisition.
Back in July this year, Amazon launched its secure enterprise storage service Zocalo, along the lines of Dropbox and Box. The company announced a number of significant improvements to the service in the form of mobile enhancements. Amazon announced new mobile apps that will allow customers to access Zocalo on their iPhone or Android based smartphones, using their corporate credentials.
MediaFire, provider of consumer online storage solutions, announced the release of MediaFire for iOS 8, our latest and greatest cloud storage application for iPhone and iPad users.
Apple today released a toolkit to enable developers to create apps for the upcoming Apple Watch. The SDK is called WatchKit, and will allow developers to create apps based on the company’s iOS platform to make use of the new smartwatch screen. Apple had announced its smartwatch earlier this year, with commercial launch scheduled for early next year.
As the popularity of do-it-yourself projects increases, consumers are still challenged by at-home assembly of common items like furniture and appliances. This results in frustration for consumers and potential loss of sales for manufacturers, whose products are less likely to be recommended if the assembly process proves too difficult. To enable manufacturers and empower consumers, today SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) announced the general availability of the BILT mobile app, which provides interactive, 3D, voice-guided assembly, repair and installation instructions in an easy-to-use application for iOS and Android tablets.
Just a few days after announcing a partnership with cloud based storage service Dropbox, Microsoft has finally announced that it is making its Office mobile apps free for all users. Mobile apps on iOS and Android were free to download earlier, but users needed an Office 365 subscription to edit files. Now users won’t need that.
There’s no shortage of enterprise messaging apps, now that smartphones and tablets have caught the fancies of corporations worldwide. But there’s always some space for more apps, better apps that can do the job. Enterprises need completely different versions of the conventional consumer-facing mobile messaging apps.
Google today announced that it is adding support for Android apps on Chromebooks. The company had announced support for Android apps back at Google I/O this year. Google said the first Android apps that can run on Chrome OS are now available to download.