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Apperian is All About the APIs in Latest Integration EffortsApperian Inc., a mobile application management and security company, just announced that any combination of its platform’s capabilities can now be accessed by, and integrated into, existing IT infrastructure or processes through its comprehensive set of APIs.

The significance?

“The Apperian API Platform enables systems, including traditional MDM or EMM systems, corporate portals, custom-built mobile app stores, and mobile app ISVs, to extend their own functionality by leveraging Apperian’s best-in-class mobile application management and security capabilities,” the Apperian team tells us.

Security is a big concern today, especially as the volume and criticality of mobile apps deployed by enterprise increases.

“While demand for our full platform continues to grow, there are many enterprise mobility projects pushing the boundaries of their current systems,” said Brian Day, President and CEO at Apperian. “By exposing our platform’s functionality via APIs, existing systems and enterprise workflows can leverage our unique features to securely deploy and manage mobile apps in enterprise and extended enterprise settings.”

“In a market filled with proprietary and cumbersome approaches that make it difficult to securely reach every targeted user, we wanted to maximize openness so organizations can truly reach the potential that mobility can deliver in work settings,” Day explained.

The Apperian API Platform, according to the company, offers functionality covering the complete mobile app lifecycle, including capabilities such as app onboarding, app inspection, security and management policies, app signing, app distribution, private-branded enterprise app stores, and app analytics.

One particularly helpful function relates to mobile apps — a crucial need today.

“Both in-house and contracted app developers can publish new or modified apps directly into the Apperian platform via APIs,” this week’s announcement notes. “This reduces manual steps, minimizes the risk of distributing incorrect versions of apps, and facilitates the management of app signing credentials. It also enables developers to easily apply a comprehensive library of security and management policies.”

In fact, several major mobile app development platforms already integrate with Apperian, including IBM Worklight, Appcelerator, Mobiquity, Xamarin, iFactr, AnyPresence and ViziApps.

More details are available from Apperian here.

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