Build apps that transform how business works.
iOS makes it easy to build amazing and powerful apps for business. By leveraging the latest iOS technology, you can create even more engaging experiences on iPhone and iPad. Apple provides all the tools and resources you need to get started.
Make your apps enterprise ready.
As you start building great apps for business, it's important that they integrate seamlessly with enterprise systems. Explore the latest capabilities in iOS 9 that make your apps more secure, manageable, and ready to deploy.
iOS makes it easy to manage large deployments with mobile device management (MDM) solutions. Learn about MDM and how to manage devices, data, and apps at any scale.
Managed App Configuration. iOS provides a native framework that MDM solutions can use to configure apps even after they’ve been deployed. With managed app configuration employees can start using apps right away and IT can be assured that data within apps is handled properly.
AppConfig Community New
Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) solution providers have established a standard schema that all developers can use to support managed app configuration. The AppConfig Community provides tools and resources for iOS app developers to simplify configuration within their apps.**
iOS is designed with advanced technologies to help secure data and distribute apps across your enterprise. Explore these resources to learn how to make your apps secure and ready for work.
Apps for business rely on the best connectivity available. Whether your iOS apps connect to the cloud, servers on a private network, or even nearby devices, your users can get all the data they need right at their fingertips.
Whether you’re distributing custom B2B apps through the Volume Purchase Program or building apps for in-house distribution, discover the range of options available for distributing apps for your business.
Take your business apps to new heights.
iOS has powerful features that build amazing apps for the enterprise. Learn how these iOS technologies make it possible to transform workflows, help make smarter business decisions, create immersive customer experiences, and provide better productivity tools for employees.
App Extensions. Extend your app’s functionality and content throughout iOS. Build notifications into the Today view, create custom actions, and share documents easily between apps.
Learn more about app extensions
Handoff. Provide continuity for users with multiple devices by supporting Handoff in your apps. With Handoff, users can start an idea on one device and seamlessly pick up where they left off on another device.
Learn more about Handoff
Location Services. Location Services provides your apps with the context to get the right information at the right time. Design apps that provide location information to guide users to their next destination quickly, or to make custom annotations on maps.
Learn more about Location Services
iBeacon. iBeacon technology lets your app determine its proximity to iBeacon-enabled hardware. Your app can use iBeacon technology to detect customers on a store floor to serve personalized messages, or automatically detect when a meeting room is being used.
Learn more about iBeacon
Touch ID. Users can now use Touch ID to authenticate into some or all the content in your app. If you’re building mission-critical apps for enterprises and guarding sensitive data, you can provide your users with an effortless way to get secure access into your apps.
Review the Local Authentication Framework Reference
AirPlay. With AirPlay, wirelessly connect content from iPhone or iPad to displays and audio systems. This makes it even easier for users to share their work, without having to connect to a complex network.
Learn more about AirPlay
Camera. Camera is a powerful tool built into iOS that can do more for business than just take beautiful pictures. By leveraging the camera in your app, you can use a snapshot to create a floor pan, optimize scanned images, tap into additional information by hovering over a QR code.
Review the Foundation Framework Reference
Kickstart the transformation.
It's easy to get started. Check out these resources to learn more about building, testing, and distributing the best apps for business.
Xcode. Start here to get the most out of your development projects and master the basics of using Xcode.
Swift. Master the programming language that makes it possible to create powerful and fast apps for business.
iOS. Find everything you need to know for developing and designing apps. Access articles, in-depth guides, release notes, and sample code all in one place.
Apple Developer Enterprise Program. Enroll in the Apple Developer Enterprise Program to get the resources to develop proprietary apps and distribute them to your employees.
Custom B2B Apps for Business. Learn about building and distributing custom apps directly to business customers who are enrolled in the Volume Purchase Program for Business.
*Membership in the Apple Developer Enterprise Program is required.
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