Good Technology bets on developer collaboration with new platform
Enterprise mobility giant Good Technology announced Oct. 7 a new platform it is calling the Shared Services Framework, hoping enhanced functionality through developer collaboration will help the mobile management company stand out in the increasingly crowded space.
With 15 partners--including Colligo, DocuSign and EMC--already announced on day one, Good hopes to provide developers with code-sharing mechanisms that will streamline secure app delivery within the product.
In an Oct. 7 announcement the company said the platform allows developers to "deliver the right workflow, in the right order, on iOS and Android mobile devices--all at scale."
Until now, Good has differentiated and marketed it's Dynamics platform as the only secure place for developing container-based apps. By encouraging collaboration among developer partners, Good hopes to take things a step further by facilitating the creation of business workflows that tap features from a variety of apps, such as printing, instant messaging and emailing, says the company.
That means end users can more simply attach files through a SharePoint app and send them via instant message, without connection through a virtual private network. It also means developers can more quickly deliver these feature-rich apps through code sharing and embedded capabilities.
Support for BlackBerry (NASDAQ: BBRY) is noticeably absent from Good's Shared Services Framework. It's the second mark against the device maker by Good in just days. On Sept. 26, the company announced a set of products to help companies transition from BlackBerry to iOS, Android or Windows Phone.
- read the Good Technology press release