Study Finds Demand Is Growing for Enterprise Mobile Apps

There’s good news in the enterprise mobility space: demand continues to grow for enterprise mobile apps. 

For its new report, “Annual Mobile App Development Report 2017,” outsourced app development firm ContractIQ surveyed over 4,000 app development agencies it works with–all in the name of getting a snapshot of demand for mobile apps in the enterprise.

Here’s what they found: Continue Reading

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In EMM, Mobile Maturity Brings Profitability

Not all enterprise mobile apps are created equal.

Look and feel aside, the function of an app can have a significant impact on your bottom line. And yet, according to a recent study, not many enterprises are reaching for the moon with their mobility programs.

As AppsTechNews reports, a new study by Synchronoss Technologies finds that two in five enterprises only use mobility for email, calendar, and other basics. The study surveyed more than 500 enterprises in the US and UK. Here’s what they found: Continue Reading

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Highlights from App47’s Trip to Mobile World Congress 2017

One week and lots of catch-up sleep later, the App47 team is back from Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017!

MWC was a fascinating display of the new and the next in the mobile world.

A lot of what we saw on display was consumer-focused—answers to questions like how to get more eyeballs on your apps, how to optimize ad placements, and how to get the most bang for your buck from the ads in your apps. Though none of that was particularly relevant to us, it was still interesting to see the latest in the consumer app world.

What did interest us was, as we suspected, the cutting-edge of Internet of Things technology. Continue Reading

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User Experience Is the Missing Piece of the Enterprise Mobile App Puzzle

There’s good news about enterprise mobile apps: according to a survey by app developer ArcTouch, there’s strong demand for work-related mobile apps. Of 487 employees surveyed, 85% say the app they turn to the most saves them time. 

Unfortunately, there’s bad news, too. As Dinah Brin notes in an article for SHRMjust 12% of the more than 4,000 workers screened for the study who have access to apps actually use them on the job. That’s a big gap between folks who think enterprise mobile apps are useful, and those who even use apps at work at all.

So: what’s the deal?  Continue Reading

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App47 Is Headed to Mobile World Congress!

It’s official: App47 is headed to Mobile World Congress

Hosted annually in Barcelona, Spain, MWC is the world’s largest gathering for the mobile industry and features experts, vendors, customers, and visionaries from all across the world of mobility. This year’s MWC takes place February 27th – March 2nd, and we’re happy to say we’ll be there! Continue Reading

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Why Your New Enterprise App Will Fail

Last year, we wrote a blog post about what employees want in enterprise mobile apps. The key criteria were (and still are) simple: employees want apps that work, that make their lives easier, and that are easy to use.

Follow those guidelines, and it’s more likely than not that your app will succeed given the right infrastructure and strategy. But what about the opposite end of the spectrum: what are some signs your shiny new app might fail?

Nitesh Mishra of IndiaNIC tackles that question for TG Daily in his article, “Eight Reasons Why Users Reject Your Mobile App.” His list is a good one to keep in mind for anyone thinking about developing a mobile app: Continue Reading

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Are You Afraid of Enterprise Mobility Adoption? Don’t Be

Are you afraid of adopting enterprise mobility?

In a new piece for TechTarget, Steve Damadeo, IT Operations Manager for Festo, argues that organizations “must embrace going mobile so business can move forward.” We couldn’t agree more.

Of course, embracing change isn’t always easy. Any number of obstacles might stand in the way of a company hoping to get on board with enterprise mobility. Here are just a few that Damadeo thinks IT stakeholders should be aware of: Continue Reading

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App47’s New App Store UI Is Going to GA

Early this year, we announced some exciting news: that the App47 App Store was getting a new UI.

With the new release, we’ve changed the way users navigate, made the App Store reactive, refreshed the look, and added user reviews. These new features and look make the App Store easier to use and, we think, more useful overall. The review feature gives developers a direct line to user feedback, and the responsive framework means that users now know exactly what to expect across all of their devices. Continue Reading

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Coming Soon: Changes to Our Agent Technology

Over the past few weeks, we’ve discussed a number of recent changes to the App47 platform, including the ability to export account data, the addition of single sign-on, the introduction of a brand new UI, and the launch of a new API, App47 APIv2. All of which is to say that it’s been a busy few months here on the App47 team.

Today’s announcement isn’t about a change we’ve already made; this one is forthcoming. We are revisiting how we package our agent libraries and are interested in your thoughts. Continue Reading

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New to the App47 Platform: Export Account Data

When we started our new feature series back in December with a blog post about our new API, we mentioned that we’d have just a few new features to give updates about. Initially, we said there were three updates.

But, after getting through a rundown of our brand new UI and a discussion of the addition of single sign-on, we’re pleased to continue the conversation and say that there’s one more feature we’ve added to the platform! The App47 platform now includes the ability to directly export account data.

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