In a move to make mobile and web-based apps easier to create, Microsoft has launched a new app called PowerApps. This will help solve current problems with creating apps made just for business customers.
Microsoft says that PowerApps will let employees make basic apps that will run across mobile platforms like iOS, Android, and Windows Mobile.
Too often, they’re not optimised for mobile, not easily integrated with other services, and not accessible when and where people need them most – on the device they want to use in that moment. The business app category continues to lag behind consumer app scenarios in terms of richness and ubiquity.
Users will be able to
- Quickly create apps that work on any device using a Microsoft Office-like experience, templates to get started quickly and a visual designer to automate workflows.
- Use built-in connections, or ones built by your company, to connect PowerApps to cloud services such as Office 365, Dynamics CRM, Salesforce, Dropbox and OneDrive and on-premises systems including SharePoint, SQL Server, Oracle databases, SAP and more.
- Share PowerApps like documents. It’s as simple as typing an email address and your coworkers can take advantage of an app you created.
IT professionals and app developers will be able to use PowerApps with a few additional features:
- PowerApps includes Azure App Service for employee-facing apps, so native web and mobile apps get into employee hands faster than ever.
- Build additional data connections and APIs to any existing business systems, thus empowering any users in your organization to create the apps they need.
- Data security and privacy controls are respected by PowerApps, so you can manage data access and maintain corporate policies.
You can download the PowerApps app now on the Windows 10 app store.