On the back of the announcement of the expansion of the SAP Cloud Platform, SAP will give developers the tools to build enterprise applications for iPhone and iPad, with the release of the SAP Cloud Platform Software Development Kit for iOS.
SAP announced the development at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week.
The SDK will also offer a library of prebuilt user experience components and easier access to device capabilities such as Touch ID, location services and notifications, to accelerate app development and increase adoption.
Susan Prescott, vice president of Product Marketing, Apple, said: “When we set out on this partnership with SAP, we knew we had an incredible opportunity to transform how people around the world work by combining the innovation and security of iOS with SAP’s leadership in enterprise software. We’re already seeing the impact that the combination of iOS and SAP brings to businesses to enable better, more efficient and effective processes across industries. Now even more developers will be able to take advantage of the new SDK, and we can’t wait to see how they transform their businesses.”
The new SDK will enable developers to leverage mobile services and other features of SAP Cloud Platform to provide enterprise features such as single sign-on, offline data synchronisation and enhanced supportability.
“As promised, SAP is delivering real-time enterprise software to iOS devices, transforming core work processes for companies of all sizes with powerful native apps built specifically for iPhone and iPad,” said Bernd Leukert, member of the Executive Board, SAP SE, Products and Innovation.
“Customers, partners and SAP can now quickly develop apps that deliver data with the cutting-edge capabilities of SAP Cloud Platform and SAP S/4HANA. The partnership comes at the right time for our customers as more and more companies build their mobile strategies around iOS.”
Apple and SAP have now also opened their SAP Academy for iOS to provide initial training and workshops, with a global rollout planned for later this year. The courses aim to provide mobile developers and designers with knowledge, tools, education and training needed to build a new class of mobile apps that take full advantage of the new SDK, SAP Cloud Platform, SAP Fiori for iOS, and Apple hardware and software features.