Harmon.ie, the enterprise workflow integration specialists, has debuted a new mobile SharePoint iPad app, and the company promises a full mobile device management offering by the end of June.
There are two versions of harmon.ie Mobile, and one is a free read-only version. The premium version is US$ 20, and includes uploading and editing documents directly to SharePoint from inside the app.
Bring Your Own iPad
Because the iPad is becoming so pervasive among corporate users, expect more apps like this from a variety of vendors. Harmon.ie's version offers iPad users the social interaction and document collaboration power of SharePoint, but also adds the ability to share items via links instead of email attachments. Harmon.ie CEO Yaacov Cohen writes,
We basically just made the mobile business world all the more accessible -- and accountable -- by providing a secure, consistent enterprise iOS application for SharePoint users on-the-go. You’re welcome."
There's certainly room for more enterprise iPad apps when, by Apple's own count, 94 percent of Fortune 500 companies are using or trying out the devices. A company called Zenprise has a similar SharePoint app for the iPad, but it's not of the stand-alone variety. Zenprise offers its SharePoint integration as part of a MDM suite called Zenprise Mobile DLP (data leakage prevention).
Don't SharePoint While Walking
Using Microsoft Outlook or IBM Lotus Notes, harmon.ie Mobile app users can navigate SharePoint and send out links to their teams. Those links can be accessed on the desktop or on iPhones and iPads, but those people all have to be using harmon.ie as well.
Easily collaborate on documents, edit metadata and more with the harmon.ie Mobile SharePoint Client for iPhone and iPad.
Another real time-saver is the harmon.ie app's ability to reduce the number of clicks needed to accomplish tasks. There's even real-time updates for critical documents so you don't have to check back in with the last person working on those documents.
For security, harmon.ie employs Windows and Form-based authentication support, Microsoft ISA Server and Microsoft Forefront Authentication support, passcode lock support and doesn't store documents locally on mobile devices.
Additionally, the app supports Office 365, and hosted solutions for Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007 and Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) 3.0. Let us know in the comments if you're stoked about taking SharePoint on the go or if you consider all things SharePoint the spawn of Satan himself.