Sencha Space Helps Enterprise IT Build & Manage BYOD Mobile Apps
Sencha is previewing Sencha Space, a secure and managed environment for business apps that runs on any mobile device. Sencha Space lets devs wrestling with BYOD avoid the need to write a new app every time a user brings a new device into the organization. Rather, using Sencha’s device-level APIs, they can reuse code they’ve already written to deploy new apps in a secure environment.
Sencha is looking to make BYOD less of a headache for devs and IT operations managers with Sencha Space, a secure and managed environment for business apps that runs on any mobile device.
Sencha Space aims to let devs wrestling with BYOD avoid the need to write a new app every time a user brings a new device into the organization. Rather, using Sencha’s device-level APIs, they can reuse code they’ve already written to deploy new apps in a secure environment.
As BYOD (bring your own device) becomes increasingly pervasive, companies are having problems keeping up the management and security challenges created by BYOD, according to Abraham Elias, CTO of Sencha. And, even though HTML5 has simplified takes for many mobile devs, companies still have a hard time balancing the needs of deploying, provisioning and managing HTML5 apps for their users while still ensuring corporate data is secure, he added.
Sencha Space leverages a powerful API-centric approach to address these issues, Elias added. “Sencha has long focused on creating the tools and frameworks necessary to develop powerful applications that function in a multi-device, BYOD world,” Elias said in a statement. “With Sencha Space, we’ve gone a step further, building an environment for mobile devices that provides efficiency and performance for end users and developers, while delivering the control and security that IT departments demand.”
In specific, Sencha Space provides companies with the best platform to deploy, manage and secure business apps that run across multiple devices. It satisfies the requirements of developers, IT, and users to create a powerful mobile app environment in a BYOD world.
Beyond its support for devs, Sencha Space also provides IT managers an intuitive admin panel to deploy and manage applications for all their users, to enforce data and app security policies, as well as to give employees the apps they need to do their jobs better on any device they choose to use, officials said. IT doesn’t have to control employees’ personal devices and users can keep their personal information separate from their work-related mobile apps. Sencha Space’s APIs include:
- Invoke. The Invoke API allows apps running inside a Sencha Space client to communicate and exchange data with each other.
- Secure Data. The Secure data API that allows you to securely encrypt data within their apps that are stored inside of Sencha Space.
- Sensors. The Sensors API within Sencha Space gives you device-level access to the GPS, accelerometer, compass, camera, and more.
- Profile. The Profile API allows apps to retrieve and update profile information (including presence) for users.
One analyst noted that with the explosion in BYOD, IT managers are looking for more simple but powerful mobile security and management options. “Enterprises and SMBs are beginning to realize that the security and management of applications is key to getting business value out of the multiple devices that employees are using at work, whether these devices are corporate or personally owned,” according to Ovum analyst Richard Absalom.
Sencha Space is available now as a developer preview. Prospective businesses and developers may register for a free evaluation at www.sencha.com/space.