The App Popularity Contest
Just knowing that apps are important only goes so far, though. Even more important is knowing what apps are vital for enterprises. And the Good Technology Mobility Index Report for the second quarter of the year provides details about that. The report, based on device and app usage among Good Technology's more than 5,000 business customers, found that document editing apps are the most-used enterprise apps, followed by secure instant messaging apps, and custom apps. Custom apps have been growing at an extremely fast rate, growing 25% from the first to second quarters. Business intelligence is clearly an up-and-comer, with an astonishing rate of growth of 200% from the first to second quarters. Overall, enterprise app activations increased 20% from the first quarter to the second. As for hardware, the report found that iOS continues to dominate enterprises, with 67% of all device activations in enterprises. Android had 32%, and Windows Phone had a barely measurable 1%. Note that Good Technology doesn't handle Blackberry, so its numbers aren't included in the report.