IBM today announced that the enterprise IT vendor has delivered more than 100 IBM MobileFirst for iOS apps, as part of its deal with Apple, to 14 industries and 65 professions.
Apple and IBM are also expanding the enterprise mobility app portfolio to new areas including consumer products, automotive, aging and chemicals and petroleum.
IBM in a statement also shared some of the latest app clients.
Air Canada, AXA, Coca-Cola Amatil, Japan Post, Rimac and Vodafone Netherlands are some of the clients of IBM MobileFirst for iOS apps designed for iPads and iPhones.
Nicolas Moreau, chairman and CEO of AXA, said: “We’re going to combine the sleek experience of an Apple Genius Bar with the expertise of our advisors to give our customers the experience they want.”
Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank is investing in IBM MobileFirst for iOS apps to assist financial advisors to access and manage customer portfolios from iPads.
Bosch BSH, a manufacturer of home appliances in Europe, is using the Fast Fix app to ensure availability of analytic-based guidance to its field service engineers via iPad. BSH’s new mobile strategy aims to enhance customer service by connecting field service engineers with customers in real time.
SAS, an airline in Scandinavia, will provide its flight attendants with the Passenger+ app, allowing them to access a 360-degree view of each passenger’s past preferences, interests and purchasing decisions to deliver personalized flying experience.
IBM says it will also integrate many future IBM MobileFirst for iOS apps with the cognitive capability of Watson, enabling the apps to learn about the needs of employees and customers over time — effectively building on data with more use.
IBM is also currently developing enterprise apps for iPad Pro that take advantage of the device’s performance, larger screen size and iOS 9’s multitasking features, allowing professionals to work in two apps side-by-side at the same time.
This apart, apps with Apple Pencil support will provide added precision and functionality to tasks, including designing and laying out a room, logging transactions or annotating maintenance logs.