Enterprise and iOS — Part One

In the past couple of weeks, I’d been looking up Enterprise and iOS related topics. In general, how to identify registered enterprise devices ? How do you publish applications ? (which is part of my job profile right now) ? How to code for an enterprise application (yes its different from a normal consumer application).

I just hit upon a few interesting articles online, and this is my attempt to bookmark them for my own, or anyone else’s use in the future. The list is as follows :

Enterprise and the iOS — Interesting Reads

  1. Apple Developer Enterprise Resources Apple always has fantastic resources in the Developer programs. Get enrolled and then access the wide range of video/audio/texts they have for developers creating wide scale apps for the Enterprise domain. Starting from using the Apple Configurator, all the way down to encrypted servers and VPN, the resources are very very detailed and well written.
  2. MacIT conference 2013
    This years MacIT conference had several presentations on Enterprise and iOS. And some of the presenters have kindly decided to share these presentations with us. A few of them don’t make much sense without the vocal explanation behind them, but nevertheless, they do tell you where to start, and what topics to look up when you need to learn this for yourself.
  3. Developing Enterprise iOS Applications – O’Reilly MediaIf you are not looking at management, but instead at developing Enterprise, then O’Reilly has a really nice book covering all the ground you need to get a good start. It discusses setting up XCode to work in a concurrent developer environment, connecting to SOAP and other backend environments, as well as brushes you up on any legal and marketing issues you may come up against in the Enterprise iOS domain.

Anyway, this is what I have gone through so far, I’ll keep adding to this list, as well as updating a few more blog articles on publishing and other basic topics to start off with.

Last but not the least, here’s a list of links for Enterprise iOS that maybe helpful along the same lines, but with more specific targets in mind.

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2 thoughts on “Enterprise and iOS — Part One

  1. Hello, Sasha. I was recently added to an Enterprise iOS Dev team and you’ve mentioned a question I’ve been stumped about for a while: “In general, how to identify registered enterprise devices ?”

    Specifically, I would like to know how to limit the installation of an Enterprise App only to authorized UDID’s, much like the Ad-Hoc Distribution method whereby potential clients and beta testers must first get their devices provisioned by emailing us a UDID.

    This is especially useful if a former employee leaves the company, or simply to restrict the installation in a foolproof, very secure way. A login page won’t do, because that login & password can be compromised, potentially allowing an indefinite number of devices to install the enterprise app if they can access the portal on which the Enterprise App is supplied for Over-The-Air (OTA) distribution.

    If you could provide any insight on this topic I would very much appreciate it.

    Enjoying your blog (just found it today while setting up Netbeans with the latest Sencha Touch Bundle trial…),

    Dan S.

  2. Hey Dan,
    Did you figure it out ? You could use a MobiDM or AirWatch solution for the same. It’ll allow you to conduct device management with greater ease and security. Personally, I prefer Airwatch 🙂
    If there’s something other than this that you did, maybe you could tell us ? So that other readers can find your way helpful.

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