Apple Watch Receives Secure Email and Calendar Management App for Wearable Productivity
The Apple Watch has received a native enterprise-ready mobile app boost from Good Technology, with the market leader in secure mobility announcing that Good Work, the email and collaboration app will be made available on the wearable device.
Good Work for Apple Watch will deliver the kind of convenience and productivity which enterprise users of wearables are seeking from the device. However, Good Technology's expertise will add an additional dimension to such capabilities, by giving IT the control to securely manage the professional aspect of the wearable technology.
This new mobile app will build on the already supported email and calendar notifications to now deliver a more complete wearable experience. Some of the app's features will include glances for new or unread email count and details on any upcoming meetings.
Within the app, users will be able to read their emails on the watch and take actions, such as delete, flag or mark read/unread using the force press gesture. Scrolling through the day's meetings with a more detailed view that includes the organiser's picture, and any related notes, will also be made possible.
"Enabling Enterprise Mobility means securing data accessed and used on all devices, whether smartphones, tablets or wearables," said Christy Wyatt, Chairman and CEO of Good Technology. "The Good Work app for Apple Watch extends our leadership in wearables, allowing greater productivity for employees while also providing complete policy controls for IT."
With this new app, Good Technology will also be updating policy controls in the Good Dynamics Secure Mobility Platform for IT, to be able to customise wear your own device programmes based on the level of security suitable for each individual organisation.
IT administrators will be able to easily enable or disable notifications via a simple web-based management console. For businesses that have MDM policies on devices, Good Technology will also support the new Apple Watch wrist detection restriction.
According to Strategy Analytics, the total global smartwatch shipments could grow a monumental 511% this year. Most of that growth is expected to come from the new Apple Watch, according to the research company. However, Good Technology has already announced support for Good Work email and calendar notifications on Android Wear devices as well.