Enterprise Mobile App Stores – An Insight

January 17, 2013

Enterprise mobile app store is a web portal where end users can access, download and install corporate-approved software application on their mobile devices. With maturity in enterprise mobile applications, distribution methods of the apps also has to mature. Enterprise App Stores is one of the key part in managing and securing enterprise mobile apps. Enterprises develop enterprise mobile apps on 2 categories. First, apps that are available in any consumer app store like the iStore or Playstore. The second category is custom mobile apps exclusively for the enterprises and its employees. The main reason for enterprises to have their own app store is to control the access of the app and to control what app employees download into their mobile device.

Enterprise mobile app store features

  • Multiple Mobile Platform Support
  • Browser and Native App Support
  • Security
  • Access Control
  • Over-The-Air (OTA) Updates
  • Push Notifications
  • Device Management
  • Administrative Console, Centralized Management and Control
  • Malicious Code Identification and Removal
  • Publishing Process

An effective enterprise mobile application store allows employees to improve productivity. Enterprise Mobile App stores will become more central as time passes.