For many businesses with specific needs in areas such as data security, privacy, and proprietary server interfaces, it makes sense to consider development of a Custom B2B application.
Custom B2B apps can be built to address a unique business need, integrate with a unique back-office environment, or deliver a custom interface for your business. Such apps can be published privately through Apple iTunes Connect to business customers who are enrolled in the App Store Volume Purchase Program for Business. In this way, custom apps can be distributed and maintained (via updates) from the App Store while preserving their private publication status.
Additionally, for businesses operating a fleet of mobile devices, Apple Configurator software is freely available, and is capable of mass installation and configuration tasks needed to setup Custom B2B apps on all IOS-hosted devices in the enterprise. For kiosks or other business operations where the use of mobile devices by customers can be beneficial, it is possible to configure all devices to work in a "single application" mode, where only the Custom B2B app is allowed to operate on the device. Many other configurations are available to address more specific business needs.
The development of a Custom B2B app begins with a discussion of specific business needs, and an analysis of current business operations. From this, a technological assessment to provide recommendations for maximizing benefits can be made.
Contact us to learn more about how a Custom B2B app can be developed and put onto operation for your business.