We know it’s not business as usual right now, and we’re here to help. Check out our latest COVID resources.

We tailor each demo to your specific business needs. See it for yourself and contact us today!

Thanks for reaching out! While you wait for confirmation from an Apptentive team member, you may find these free resources to be of interest:

Guide

View resource

Guide

The Five Stages of Reducing Mobile Customer Churn

Retention is a top priority for mobile marketers. Our new five-step framework is here to help you improve your existing strategy.

Download Now

Guide

View resource

Guide

2020 Mobile App Engagement Benchmark Report

Apptentive’s annual mobile app engagement benchmark report serves as a baseline to help app publishers across categories understand their app’s engagement strengths and areas for improvement.

Download Now

We tailor each demo to your specific business needs. See it for yourself and contact us today!

Thanks for reaching out! While you wait for confirmation from an Apptentive team member, you may find these free resources to be of interest:

Guide

View resource

Guide

The Five Stages of Reducing Mobile Customer Churn

Retention is a top priority for mobile marketers. Our new five-step framework is here to help you improve your existing strategy.

Download Now

Guide

View resource

Guide

2020 Mobile App Engagement Benchmark Report

Apptentive’s annual mobile app engagement benchmark report serves as a baseline to help app publishers across categories understand their app’s engagement strengths and areas for improvement.

Download Now

Guest Post

iOS Apps For the Business and Government Sectors

Guest Blogger  //  March 27, 2015  //  4 min read

Just because Apple has always made considerable efforts to establish itself as a top B2C company doesn’t mean it take a swing at other fields as well, and there’s no better example than its range of business apps. Aside from the tons of third-party productivity apps available in the App Store already, Apple has worked with the industry giant IBM to develop a complex suite of apps for businesses and governments. Unlike ordinary apps, this suite, known as IBM MobileFirst for iOS, provides an increased level of security and integration with enterprise infrastructure, while maintaining Apple software’s characteristic ease of use.

Here are the apps that Apple tempts businesses with, grouped in categories.

Financial Services

In the finance sector, Apple has developed three apps, each with its own specific role and functionality.

Financial services iOS app

Advise & Grow is ideal for bankers that meet with clients and need to have all the account-related data at hand. Not only does the app allow easy monitoring and analysis of client financial data, but it can also perform real-time operations that are automatically processed and synchronized with the central servers, all in maximum security.

Complementing Advise & Grow is Trusted Advice, another financial app that gives wealth advisors a powerful tool to manage client portfolios, share complex financial predictions with them and keep tabs on every relevant aspect. Trusted Advice can generate charts and graphs to make everything easily comprehensible.

Financial services iOS app

Advisor Alerts is designed to make it easy to monitor accounts, trades, client satisfaction, and other aspects. What makes it great is the fact that it comes with push notifications, so you’re never missing out an important change.

Travel

Apple’s suite of travel apps are targeted at the air travel industry, and are designed to cater the needs of all the people involved, from airline customer service agents to flight attendants, and all the way up to pilots.

iOS Travel App

Passenger Care is an app for customer service personnel, providing real-time information on the boarding lines and flight info. If delays occur, Passenger Care allows the staff to easily identify the best options for each passenger, whether it’s booking a new flight or searching for accommodations.

Inside the plane, Passenger+ gives flight attendants real-time info on all passengers. Once again, if flight delays occur, flight attendants can identify the best solutions for passengers that need connecting flights or other services.

Travel iOS app

Last but not least, Plan Flight brings pilots up to speed with all the relevant data before take-off, such as flight summary, weather conditions, fueling options and much more.

Utilities

The utilities department was not overlooked either, as Apple found a clever way to make the work of field workers safer and more efficient.

Utilities iOS app

Field Connect targets energy network workers, which generates push notifications when a blackout or network problem occurs, along with stating the causes (weather related, accident, etc.), so they know exactly what they’re dealing with.

Utilities iOS app

Expert Tech is an app designed to optimize the work of telecom technicians to the maximum. The app gives technicians an easy overview of the orders scheduled for the day so they can make an informed decision as to the necessary equipment. Traffic conditions and optimal routes are also displayed in the app, and detailed technical info on all network components are available on site. If the situation requires it, field technicians can also get in touch with an in-house expert for further troubleshooting with just a few taps.

Government

The government and its institutions can also benefit from Apple’s range of apps, as follows:

iOS government app

Case Advice is an app designed to help social workers make better decisions. The app provides them real-time information on all cases, along with analytics-driven predictive insights. With matters as delicate as social cases, having all the right information at hand is crucial.

iOS government app

Incident Aware is intended for law enforcement personnel. Integrating directly with the software used by the central dispatch, Incident Aware gives law enforcement officers’ real-time data such location and video feed of in-progress incidents, as well as the status of other units. Officers will know exactly what they’re up against, what’s the status of the backup units, thus being able to make better decisions to defuse tense situations and minimize risks.



This has been a guest post by Fredrick Cameron and Conosco.com.

About Guest Blogger

This article was written by one of our awesome guest bloggers. We're lucky to have these community members to share their knowledge with our mobile community.
View all posts by Guest Blogger >

Ready to see Apptentive in action?

Request a demo of Apptentive today.

Request a Demo

Sign Up for Our Newsletter

Stay up to date with the latest product management and mobile marketing news.