Helping companies securely enable their employees to be more connected and efficient is at the heart of what BlackBerry offers. This connectivity and efficiency doesn’t stop at email, calendar, and PIM; it extends to many aspects of enterprise collaboration, including enterprise applications. Four of the ways that BlackBerry can help enable your enterprise applications are:
Access to Data Behind the Firewall
With the BlackBerry Enterprise Solution* the connection to data behind the firewall is built in. It doesn’t require VPN or other complex connectivity setup, so you can concentrate on creating an engaging user experience. This is true whether you’re developing for the BlackBerry OS, BlackBerry PlayBook, or BlackBerry 10.
Data Push to the BlackBerry Device
An application is less effective when users have to open it, or perform another action, to look for updates. The BlackBerry Enterprise Solution lets you push information to the application and notify users that something has arrived. With BlackBerry 10 you can even integrate the notifications in the BlackBerry Hub.
Enterprise Application Management
With the BlackBerry Enterprise Solution we’ve helped simplify how you deploy applications to users. No matter which BlackBerry device your applications run on, you can send the applications to users over the air and choose whether you want to make installation mandatory. With BlackBerry PlayBook and BlackBerry 10 it becomes even easier because users can securely access work applications through the familiar BlackBerry App World user interface.
BlackBerry appeals to developers with a variety of development skill sets by providing a number of different application development options such as:
- C/C++ — Cascades
- HTML5 — WebWorks
- Java — BlackBerry Java
- ActionScript — Adobe AIR
*The BlackBerry Enterprise Solution consists of BlackBerry Enterprise Server (for BlackBerry OS 7.1 and below) and BlackBerry Device Service (for BlackBerry PlayBook and BlackBerry 10).