Enterprise mobile app strategy Definitions

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  • A

    Alpha TransForm (Alpha Software)

    Alpha TransForm is a mobile app development and deployment platform that allows developers and individuals to build and deploy mobile apps that can be integrated into enterprise workflows.

  • Amazon Cloud Drive

    Amazon Cloud Drive is an online storage service that allows users to upload and access music, videos, documents and photos from Web-connected devices.

  • app

    App is an abbreviated form of the word "application."  An application is a software program.

  • app store (application store)

    An app store (application store) is an online portal through which software programs are made available for procurement and download.

  • AppBlast (Project AppBlast)

    AppBlast is a VMware initiative that allows users to access their Windows and Mac applications from any device running an HTML 5 browser.

  • Apple Pay

    Apple Pay is a contactless mobile financial transactions service developed for Apple devices.

  • Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT)

    Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT) is a set of freely downloadable program utilities and related documents from Microsoft for ensuring compatibility among application programs in Windows operating systems, especially in a large network environment.

  • B

    BitPim

    BitPim is a cross-platform, open source application for managing data on cell phones that use the CDMA mobile telephony protocol. BitPim can be used to back up data stored on a phone and synchronize contacts and calendars... (Continued)

  • Box (Box.net)

    Box is an online file-sharing, storage and collaboration service provider that caters to individual users as well as businesses.

  • C

    Citrix Worx

    Citrix Worx is a line of certified mobile applications for the enterprise. Security, policy and provisioning for Worx apps are controlled by Citrix XenMobile.

  • CloudOn

    CloudOn is a web-based collaboration tool that allows users to open, review and edit Microsoft Office documents on any computing device that has a Google Chrome or Apple Safari browser.

  • CYOD (choose your own device)

    CYOD (choose your own device) is an alternative model to BYOD (bring your own device) that involves allowing employees to select the device they want from among a limited number of options. CYOD is an example of the COPE (corporate-owned, personally-enabled) model.

  • D

    device-agnostic (device agnosticism)

    Device agnostic is a description for computing components that work with various systems without requiring any special adaptations. 

  • Dropbox

    Dropbox is a cloud storage provider (sometimes referred to as an online backup service) that is frequently used as a file-sharing service.

  • E

    enterprise app store (enterprise application store)

    An enterprise app store is a web portal through which end users can access, download and install corporate-approved software applications.

  • F

    file sharing

    File sharing is the public or private sharing of computer data or space in a network with various levels of access privilege.

  • G

    Google Drive

    Google Drive is a free cloud-based storage service that enables users to store and access files online.

  • H

    HDML (Handheld Device Markup Language)

    HDML (Handheld Device Markup Language) - often compared to Wireless Markup Language (WML) - is a language that allows the text portions of Web pages to be presented on cellular telephones and personal digital assistants (PDA) via wireless access.

  • hybrid mobile app dev

    Hybrid mobile app development is an approach to programming for mobile devices that combines the strengths of native programming and HTML5 mobile app development.

  • I

    IBM MobileFirst

    IBM MobileFirst is a group of products designed to simplify and accelerate mobile adoption by offering mobile application development and management in a single package.

  • J

    join.me

    Join.me is an online meeting and screen-sharing application by LogMeIn.

  • M

    Microsoft Office for iPad

    Microsoft Office for iPad is an app that allows users to use Microsoft Office on an Apple iPad.

  • mobile enterprise application platform (MEAP)

    A mobile enterprise application platform (MEAP) is a development environment that provides tools and middleware to develop, test, deploy and manage corporate software running on mobile devices.

  • mobile marketing

    Mobile marketing is promotional activity designed for delivery to cell phones, smart phones and other handheld devices, usually as a component of a multi-channel campaign.

  • mobile productivity app (mobile productivity application)

    A mobile productivity app is a software program that allows smartphone, tablet and wearable device users to perform essential day-to-day tasks.

  • O

    online file sharing service

    An online file sharing service provides a way to store and access documents, data, photos and video in the cloud rather than storing the information locally on a device hard drive or removable media.

  • P

    package manager or package management system (PMS)

    A package manager, also known as a package management system (PMS), is a program used to install, uninstall and manage software packages.

  • Personal Response System (PRS)

    In education, the Personal Response System (PRS) is an instructional technology tool composed of a proprietary software application that is installed on the facilitator's computer, a wireless receiver, and hand-held infrared transmitters that have been assigned to students to record their responses to multiple choice or yes/no questions.

  • push notification

    Push notification, also called server push notification, is the delivery of information from a software application to a computing device without a specific request from the client.

  • push voice

    Push Voice is a service that enables functionality normally associated with PBX-based phone systems for cellular phones or other mobile handsets... (Continued)

  • S

    SAP Mobile Platform (SMP)

    SAP Mobile Platform (SMP) facilitates the development and deployment of business-to-enterprise (B2E) and business-to-customer (B2C) applications through reusable components, drag and drop HTML5 apps and other programming tools.

  • Snapchat

    Snapchat is a mobile app that allows users to send and receive 'self-destructing' photos and videos. Photos and videos taken with the app are called snaps.

  • Socialcast

    Socialcast is an enterprise social networking and collaboration platform by VMware.

  • U

    Universal Windows app

    A Universal Windows app is a software program that uses the Windows 8 or Windows 10 codebase and runs the same way on PCs, Windows tablets and smartphones.

  • V

    Veepers

    Veepers is a product that is used to animate digital images of people (or other creatures) for video presentations in which the characters appear to talk.

  • VMware Horizon Application Manager

    VMware Horizon Application Manager, also known as Horizon App Manager, is an enterprise service for managing access to software. With VMware Horizon Application Manager, employees can use any Internet-capable device to access applications through a secure web portal.  

  • VMware Horizon Workspace

    VMware Horizon Workspace is enterprise mobility management software that creates a central repository where users can access corporate data, applications and virtual desktops from a variety of endpoint devices.

  • W

    Windows Live SkyDrive

    Windows Live SkyDrive is a free online file storage system from Microsoft.

  • wireless application service provider (WASP)

    WASP is also an acronym for the Web Standards Project.

  • wireless point of sale (wireless POS or WPOS)

    Wireless point of sale (wireless POS or WPOS) is the use of wireless devices in retail establishments to facilitate payment for products or services... (Continued)

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