AT&T extends mobile business applications to Android

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AT&T has extended the reach of its mobile WorkBench applications to include businesses and organizations that have mobile devices running on the Android platform. Also, two of its existing mobile applications, ProntoForms from TrueContext Corporation and Xora GPS Time Track, are now available on Android.

AT&T WorkBench, powered by Antenna Software, offers businesses the ability to deploy and manage enterprise Web applications to a mobile device by providing a natively built, secure application manager for work applications. AT&T WorkBench segregates business functionality from personal content on the device, making it possible to secure enterprise data and apps even on mobile devices purchased by the individual. AT&T WorkBench is available for download from the Android Market.

The features within AT&T WorkBench enable an over-the-air, “push” methodology that is preferred for enterprise mobile management systems, the company says. This provides businesses and organizations with better management, control and visibility for the applications their employees are using.

ProntoForms from AT&T provides an easy-to-use, simple-to-deploy solution for mobilizing data collection processes that they previously managed on paper. The ProntoForms application, coupled with the Android platform’s smooth interface, enables users to execute key business functions, such as bar code scanning, signature capture, and information collection, the company says.

Xora GPS TimeTrack becomes the first mobile resource management application from AT&T available on Android. Xora GPS TimeTrack from AT&T enables companies with a mobile workforce to automate collection and processing of workers’ time card information, track billable time spent on a job and provide near real-time visibility of workers locations for improved dispatching.

The Android platform offers a number of key features to enhance Xora’s functionality and provide added value to customers including the ability to capture customer signatures in the field, the company says.