Deploying Enterprise Apps to Mobile Users
I recently spoke at a few Microsoft seminars launching their new Windows Phone 8 platform. I spoke about enterprise mobility and the business needs companies have to develop numerous productivity apps for their mobile users. I then introduced them all to Webalo and described Webalo’s vision and its features and benefits, and gave them a demonstration of Webalo in action … in this case, on Windows Phone 8.
One point that several people commented about was the fact that the only download required from an app store was for the single Webalo client. From that point forward, all enterprise apps developed within Webalo are immediately delivered and deployed within the Webalo client. So anytime a mobile user launches the Webalo client on a device, or refreshes the client (sync to the server for new items), newly available apps will automatically appear on the user’s list of available apps.
With consumer apps, mobile users have become accustomed to getting apps from app stores. They expected the same for enterprise apps. Yet how would they know when new enterprise apps were available and whether they were relevant to their needs? Webalo avoids all this. Administrators create new enterprise apps and assign each to those mobile user groups (or individuals) that need the new apps. Those apps then become immediately deployed to the relevant users. Voila! No searching around in app stores; no more wondering if new apps are available. They just magically appear in the Webalo client.