Good Launches “Presence” Server Based Service for Enterprise Mobile App Development
|Richard Harris in Enterprise Monday, August 4, 2014|
Good has announced “Presence”, its first server-based service available with the Good Dynamics Secure Mobility Platform. This service provides online presence information about a user – i.e., available, busy, in a meeting, do not disturb, etc. With the new Presence service, online presence information can be made available in any app that uses the service. So presence information is available within email, calendar and contacts – and with one click a user can initiate a chat session.
Why would business want something that sounds so easy? Because in some instances, enterprise mobility is not as easy as it should be. Simple things like forwarding an email invite or sharing a document can require multiple steps and switching between multiple apps. Presence lessons the business trade off between a user’s experience, allowing them to work they way they want to, and corporate security, ensuring constant protection of business data.
Developers can use the Presence service in any Good-secured app, whether custom built for the enterprise or by a Good-secured ISV, to expose availability status to users.
Presence is made possible through the Good Dynamics Shared Services Framework. The shared-services framework is why Good can enable secure connected containers. While generic containers protect app data with encryption, data is stored in walled-off silos, which can make it challenging to use that information for productive work.
In contrast, secure connected containers not only encrypt app data at rest but also encrypt it as it is shared between other secure connected containers. This provides IT with confidence that sensitive business information is always protected and under its control. This also allows companies to permit users to freely share data between apps, allowing them to get meaningful work done.
With the framework, businesses can also expose capabilities of legacy enterprise applications as server-based services, which can then be used in mobile apps – but without having to go through the expense of explicitly mobilizing those enterprise applications.
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