Arriving just in time for Canada Day in Canada and the Independence Day weekend for the United States, I'm excited to announce that the SAP Jam mobile application for Android OS has been officially released to the Google Play app store. The Google Play store now features the SAP Jam application in addition to the existing SuccessFactors mobile application for Android.
Pictured: SAP Jam mobile application on an Android tablet
This is our first release of SAP Jam on the Android mobile OS, and is also the first time we've introduced a more hybrid approach to developing mobile applications, employing a mixture of native app experience with HTML5 embedded UI. This provides an opportunity for us to leverage the key on-device capabilities for rendering, secure content storage, and integration to the camera, while still affording us the ability to make incremental enhancements to the Android experience without having to continually release new versions of the mobile app. This means faster iterations, with new features, enhancements and fixes and better quality overall.
We recognize that customers have a variety of devices, and that "BYOD" (bring your own device) is still a popular trend in organizations. Android mobile devices are rapidly growing in adoption within our customer base. And our customers have told us loudly that mobile is key to supporting process transformation. Getting access to key information, process, data, and people should be fast, easy, and intuitive, regardless of where and how your employees are working.
As we've shared previously, we will continue to support customers who use either the SuccessFactors mobile or the SAP Jam mobile experience to make use of SAP Jam, and many new innovations and enhancements are planned for both the Apple iOS and Google Android OS in the near future.
Download the app, try it out today, and let us know what you think!