Wednesday, September 8, 2010

MobileIron Opens its Mobile Device Management with Partner APIs

MobileIron, which supplies a smartphone management system for enterprises, announced the release of its Virtual Smartphone Platform 3.0 focused on partner enablement. This includes a Mobility API that enables channel partners to integrate MobileIron data and actions with other enterprise systems and build their own applications for mobile device management, security and analytics.

The Mobility API was also designed to ensure that partners can add additional services they may need in the future, such as telecom expense management, location-based applications, and business intelligence, effectively future-proofing their MobileIron investment.

"MobileIron 3.0 represents a new phase of enterprise mobility," said Bob Tinker, CEO of MobileIron. "Our customers and partners can now use our platform to extend their mobile service offerings. Unlike legacy device management companies, we are uniquely positioned to be able to deliver this functionality through our virtual data architecture, which provides visibility into the data, apps, and activities of a smartphone and lends itself naturally to broader applications."

  • In August 2010, MobileIron, a start-up based in Mountain View, California, has raised $16 million in Series C financing for its multi-OS smartphone management solutions.