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Apple Acquires TestFlight. What’s Next?

Just last Friday, word got out that Burstly, who makes the popular mobile app testing platform TestFlight, was acquired by Apple. This news came just after an announcement that Testflight would be ending its Android support on March 21st, that it was discontinuing its...

Zynga Troubles Demonstrate the Risk of Putting Too Much Stock in Mobile App Downloads

It’s’s been a tough week for Zynga. The Farmville founders had to show 520 people the door, and will be closing offices in Dallas, New York, and Los Angeles. As explained in Mike Snider’s article in USA Today:  Two troubling trends have hit Zynga; for starters, fewer...

IntegriCell Adds Serious Muscle to App47’s MAM Security Capability

Thanks to our just-announced partnership with IntegriCell, we now have another dog in the enterprise mobility fight — SyncDog, to be specific. That’s the name of the company’s IT security correlation solution, and it means a big enhancement to all...

With Enterprise Mobility, The Federal Government Leads the Way (Seriously)

The popular perception of IT within Government might be one of glacial innovation and even slower adoption — but we think the Feds are getting a bum rap. When it comes to embracing enterprise mobility, Uncle Sam is no wallflower. In fact, he’s ahead of the...

This week on What’s Appening: Frank talk on Federal mobile security with Three Wire Systems CTO Paul Handly

Within the past 18 months, the corridors of Capitol Hill have seen Blackberry take a backseat to BYOD. When the Federal government first went mobile, field workers were outfitted with agency provisioned devices — usually at considerable expense, and with very...

The Velvet Hammer of App Version Updates

Kicking off the first installment of App47’s Summer Lecture Series, we want to examine the critical importance of managing app versions and updates. We’re in the midst of working on a platform feature improvement that further streamlines app management, so the...

The Latest Episode of What’s ‘Appening!! Explaining the Imperative of Mobile Risk Management

Addressing mobile security is easy, right? You just assess the threats, determine your org’s vulnerabilities, and then apply the right risk management solution. Done, right? Instead of generalities, we wanted to dig in to the reality of Mobile Risk Management (MRM);...

The Latest Episode of What’s ‘Appening!! Podcast: Advantix CTO Josh Lipton Gets Real About BYOD

Battles about the meaning of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) rage on, but in the midst of all the debate about locking down what it means, we found one IT pro who’d rather acknowledge its amorphous nature for the sake of moving to discussing practical realities of...

What’s Appening Covers Crazy Enterprise Mobile App Ground With MoDevDC’s Pete Erickson

When it comes to our podcast episodes, most deal with very specific subjects within the enterprise mobile app industry. Our latest, with MoDevDC prime mover Peter Erickson take a radical departure from that expectation. If you’re looking for a quick...

Wondering if you’re at risk in terms of data privacy issues? Don’t worry . . . you are.

When it comes to mobile security and data privacy, the answer is — in no uncertain terms — yes. There’s a lot of conflicting perspective on data privacy priorities in the enterprise mobile app sector right now. Some are in a panic. Others are in...

A Not-So-Gentle Reminder: The App Store Is Just the Start

First off, big ups to everyone building free app stores using our platform. We expected genuine interest, but the response has really gone beyond what we imagined. We want to profile some of the stores in the near future, but before we go in to show-off mode, we...