With the iOS ecosystem of apps, it’s easy to tap into the full potential of iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. Off-the-shelf App Store apps can get your employees up to speed in no time and custom apps built in-house or by a 3rd-party give your users exactly what they need.
With thousands of business apps in the App Store, equip your users with great apps for just about any task. Purchase in volume and distribute apps throughout your organization. Explore @Work Apps for Business
Apps that work.
The App Store is the place you can trust for apps. Developers must register with Apple and join the iOS Developer program. The identity of each developer is verified before a certificate is issued so only legitimate developers can publish to the App Store. And, all apps are reviewed by Apple to ensure they operate as described.
Truly great business apps.
To help you determine the right apps for your group, department or organization, explore the Apps in Business Getting Started Guide. In the guide, you’ll find broad categories of business apps with helpful descriptions, online resources, and tips on how to purchase and distribute apps in volume. Download the Apps in Business Guide
Buy apps in volume.
The App Store Volume Purchase Program offers a simple and efficient method for businesses to find, buy, and distribute iOS apps from the App Store. Through the program you can also get custom business apps built by 3rd-party developers for your organization’s unique needs. Learn about volume purchasing
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iOS is the perfect platform for in-house app development. Leverage your internal resources to build breakthrough apps for your employees.
In-house apps can incorporate innovative ideas and deliver experiences in ways never imagined before. Build apps that address a single task or even an entire workflow. Automate paper-based tasks, digitize product catalogs and inventory, train your workforce and much more with apps you develop in-house.
iOS is the ideal platform for in-house app development. The iOS SDK provides advanced tools and technologies to help you create apps for your entire workforce. Register for the iOS Developer Enterprise Program and gain access to all the resources you need to start developing iOS apps in-house.
Enroll in the program
Get started by checking out the In-House App Accelerator web site. From the start of the planning phase, through design, development, and deployment, you’ll find resources to help your team every step of the way. You’ll also learn best practices for making mobile apps a great experience for your users.
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With custom B2B apps delivered privately through the Volume Purchase Program you can get apps built for your specific needs by 3rd-party developers. Outsource your development for something that’s truly one of a kind.
Tailor made for you.
Custom B2B apps made for you by 3rd-party developers present unlimited possibilities to mobilize work tasks, optimize a specific process or workflow, collaborate with partners, or fit in with your corporate branding. You can also layer custom security features and configure custom B2B apps for your unique IT environment.
Custom B2B apps are purchased privately through the Volume Purchase Program. Once you’ve signed up, developers can publish custom apps to your account so that only you can see them. The developer will set the price of the app and identify you as the recipient.
Enroll in the program
For customers and partners too.
In addition to providing a great way to get custom apps for your internal use, custom B2B distribution also provides a great way to deliver apps you’ve built in-house to external partners. They simply sign-up for the Volume Purchase Program and you can submit your app to the App Store so only they can see it.
Learn about custom B2B apps
App distribution is simple and flexible. Whether you’re providing employees with links to apps from the App Store, redemption codes from the Volume Purchase Program, or in-house apps directly, there’s a range of options for distributing apps to your employees.
An internal app portal gives employees a single destination for business apps. It can be as easy as setting up a web server that lists available apps. Users simply tap a URL which prompts them to install an App Store app, redeem a Volume Purchase Program code, or directly install an in-house app.
Learn about wireless distribution
Many third-party Mobile Device Management solutions (MDM) provide app distribution capabilities right out of the box. Managing apps with MDM allows IT to push notification messages to users, directly prompting them to install apps purchased on their behalf or install approved free apps from the App Store.
Learn more about MDM
Apple Configurator, a free OS X app, makes it easy to mass configure and deploy devices that are centrally controlled. Upload a spreadsheet of redemption codes, or even an in-house app, and Apple Configurator automatically installs them on connected devices.
Learn about Apple Configurator
iPhone for your enterprise.
The phone that changed everything is available on AT&T, Verizon Wireless and Sprint. Get all the great features of iPhone 5 including FaceTime video, multitasking, enhanced security, and device management capabilities.
- AT&T Enterprise Data Plans for
iPhone 5. Learn more
- Or call an AT&T Business Representative at 1-877-5ATT-B2B.
- Verizon Wireless Business Data Plans for iPhone 5. Learn more
- Or call a Verizon Business Sales Representative at 1-800-VZW-4BIZ.
- Sprint Business Data Plans for
iPhone 5. Learn more
- Or call a Sprint Business Sales Representative at 1-866-634-3843.