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Integration with Xamarin Bolsters App Development Lifecycle with Comprehensive Capabilities for App Management, App Security, App Testing and App Signing

BOSTON – April 14, 2016 – Apperian® Inc., the mobile application management (MAM®) company, today announced that it’s exhibiting at Xamarin Evolve, the largest cross-platform mobile event in the world hosted by long-time app development partner Xamarin, now part of Microsoft. The partnership has enabled Xamarin’s mobile app developers to quickly and securely publish, inspect, secure and sign new apps and app versions to an entire organization for testing, piloting and full deployment. Apperian’s MAM platform helps Xamarin app developers significantly reduce the complexity that comes with deploying business apps. Deployment options are usually limited to public app stores, where apps are not secure, user targeting is difficult and the broad visibility of private apps is risky, or MDM app stores, where limited app management capabilities and prerequisites for having the device managed create a challenging experience for both admins and users. Since Xamarin does not directly integrate security into the apps that are built with its tools, it relies on third-party tools such as Apperian to apply security policy and to streamline app deployment. This includes automated signing, security policies and integrated app inspection in order to securely deliver apps to end-users without the requirement of any device management or SDKs. Xamarin developers can now spend less time worrying about app security and publishing tasks, while delivering apps that have high levels of end-user adoption. Any developer building mobile apps for their own employees, contracted workers, dealers or others in the extended enterprise can take advantage of the many benefits of using Apperian, including:
  • Integrated app signing engine that allows organizations to simplify the management of signing certificates for distributing Xamarin apps in enterprise settings, including signing or re-signing iOS and Android apps for full enterprise distribution, or updating existing apps with new credentials
  • 1-Click app publishing, security and distribution on a single platform for testing and deployment of iOS, Android and Windows apps
  • Consumer grade private branded enterprise app store that thousands of organizations use every day to drive the highest levels of mobile app adoption and reach 100 percent of their targeted end-users
  • User feedback capabilities and analytics to drive app improvements and app adoption
  • Access to industry first app management open API platform that allows developers to take advantage of any combination of platform capabilities to plug MAM capabilities into existing infrastructure
Apperian’s 2016 Enterprise Mobility Report found more businesses are employing enterprise apps, with 57 percent of all organizations surveyed offering two to 10 custom enterprise apps and 87 percent planning to expand their app portfolio in the next year. As organizations grow their enterprise app portfolios, automating the steps in the app management lifecycle will be key to increasing agile development and decreasing costs. Therefore, developers are turning to Apperian to simplify and streamline this process. “We’ve seen an explosion of interest from the Microsoft community and we’re excited to showcase our solutions at Evolve,” said Brian Day, president and CEO of Apperian. “Our platform is a strong complement to traditional EMM platforms. We integrate directly with app development tools for seamless onboarding and we apply security and management policies directly to apps which enables us to deploy them to any device – whether managed by MDM or not – and without requiring app code modifications.” Apperian will be showcasing its mobile app security and management capabilities at Xamarin Evolve, April 24 – 28 in Orlando, FL, at booth 104. Stop by to learn more or visit www.apperian.com to sign up for a 30-day free trial and experience the comprehensive set of capabilities for Xamarin app developers, including app management, app security, app testing and app signing. About Apperian Apperian is the leading enterprise-class mobile application management (MAM®) and security platform for the delivery of critical apps to 100% of users across an organization. Apperian provides fine-grained security and dynamic policy controls at the individual app level for deployments where mobile device management approaches are not possible or desired, such as BYOD, contract workers and other unmanaged devices. Apperian’s easy to use interface offers a private, branded consumer-like enterprise app store that greatly increases mobile app adoption and a comprehensive app management back-end for administrators to easily protect and manage their business apps and data. The company has helped IT and line of business professionals secure and deliver more than 2 million enterprise apps to organizations such as ACE Hardware, Amtrak, Land O’Lakes, Maxim Integrated Products, NVIDIA, Nationwide, New Balance, and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Apperian is headquartered in Boston with teams throughout the U.S., Europe, and Asia. Watch a 5 minute platform demo video at http://bit.ly/ApperianInstantDemo to learn more and follow the company on Twitter at @Apperian and LinkedIn at Apperian, Inc. Media Contact: Sarah Borup SHIFT Communications Apperian@shiftcomm.com 617-779-1803