Skip to main content
Jan 05, 2011

Amazon AppStore Launched for Android - But What about Enterprises?

Amazon has finally launched the developer portal for their new "AppStore" for Android. Interestingly, they've taken an Apple-like approach: they are reviewing apps, charging an annual maintenance fee of $99 (waived for the first year), and trying to create a "curated" experience for consumers similar to the Apple App Store. The Techcrunch coverage of the Amazon AppStore points out some concerns, including how people will get access to this "marketplace" on their device. For example, users will need to "dig into the settings menu on the device and allow installation from Unknown Sources ... it sounds a bit scary." The fragmentation of "App Stores" clearly points out the value of an "Enterprise App Store" concept. Companies would like to see a single "trusted" location where employees and partners can download and install pre-approved, trusted apps, based on the authentication and role of the user. This is Apperian's vision with EASE (Enterprise App Services Environment), which provides a branded App Catalog for employees, managed by IT. It's clear that there will be multiple choices for consumers, but organizations need a better solution than sending users to purchase individual apps on multiple app stores!

Apperian

More from the Blog
May 27, 2020

Application Security: Testing is NOT Enough

In the software development world, developers are faced with a breakneck release schedule and tasked to produce applications ...
Read more
Apr 30, 2020

Mobile Application Management: A Forward View

IT Is Adapting in the Midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic The Coronavirus pandemic is a human tragedy, affecting hundreds of thou ...
Read more
Apr 16, 2020

The Next Step in the Arxan Journey

As many of you may have seen, we just announced that w
Read more