10 Trends Making Enterprise App Stores Work

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Combining, Managing Cross-Vendor Enterprise Apps

Work apps can be confusing. Flock, an enterprise messaging app, has rolled out an app store that integrates a number of apps and services, including Trello, Github, Twitter, Jira, Bitbucket, according to AppsTechNews.

CEO Bhavin Turakhia says that the store makes Flock “incredibly powerful.” The app store allows the various work apps and services to leverage their individual strengths and, in essence, become a meta-app able to provide a multitude of alerts, messaging and collaboration tools.

The line between enterprise app stores and consumer app stores is not cut and dried. For instance, consumer app stores carry enterprise apps that are used in business, and have areas cordoned off for business.

For the most part, however, enterprise app stores have their own identity. Consumer app stores are notoriously porous. Organizations have far tighter control in their own app marketplaces. This is but one of the many advantages offered by enterprise app stores. This slideshow touches on the big issues affecting the enterprise application store sector.

Carl Weinschenk covers telecom for IT Business Edge. He writes about wireless technology, disaster recovery/business continuity, cellular services, the Internet of Things, machine-to-machine communications and other emerging technologies and platforms. He also covers net neutrality and related regulatory issues. Weinschenk has written about the phone companies, cable operators and related companies for decades and is senior editor of Broadband Technology Report. He can be reached at cweinsch@optonline.net and via twitter at @DailyMusicBrk.


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