IBM and Apple Reach Milestone with IBM MobileFirst for iOS Apps Platform

Posted 12/31/2015 3:02:35 PM by RICHARD HARRIS, Executive Editor

IBM and Apple Reach Milestone with IBM MobileFirst for iOS Apps Platform
IBM has been somewhat quietly as the company moved forward with its enterprise app focused partnership with Apple to create IBM MobileFirst for iOS apps. These apps offer enterprise specific options built exclusively for the iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch combining IBM’s big data and app analytics capabilities with Apple consumer experience.

There has been a little more noise now as IBM recently announced the availability of its 100th IBM MobileFirst for iOS app. The MobileFirst for iOS app portfolio now offers apps for 14 industries and 65 individual professions including wealth advisors, flight attendants, first responders, nurses and retail buyers. IBM and Apple are continuing to expand the app portfolio to new markets including consumer products, automotive, aging and chemicals and petroleum.

IBM is also currently developing enterprise apps for the iPad Pro that take advantage of the device’s expanded power, performance, larger screen size and iOS 9’s multitasking features, providing the ability to work in two apps side-by-side at the same time. MobileFirst for iOS apps with Apple Pencil support will provide added precision and functionality to tasks, including designing and laying out a room, logging transactions or annotating maintenance logs.

A full list of the IBM MobileFirst for iOS app portfolio is available here.

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About the author: RICHARD HARRIS, Executive Editor

As the Publisher and Editor for App Developer Magazine, Richard has several industry recognitions and endorsements from tech companies such as Microsoft, Apple and Google for accomplishments in the mobile market. He was part of the early Google AFMA program, and also involved in the foundation of Google TV. He has been developing for mobile since 2003 and serves as CEO of Moonbeam Development, a mobile app company with 200 published titles in various markets throughout the world. Richard is also the founder of LunarAds, a mobile cross-promotion and self-serv mediation network for developers. He has been a featured presenter at trade-shows and conferences, and stays active with new projects relating to mobile development.

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