Apple and IBM’s have come together with some pretty intresting apps, they together added eight more apps designed specially for iOS devices. The new apps are focused on the healthcare and industrial products industries. With new launch 8 new apps brings the total of MobileFirst for iOS apps to 22. IBM confirms there wasn’t a formal announcement about the new releases this time around as in the past, because it’s planning to go into more detail about a selection of the healthcare-related apps at the HiMSS conference taking place later this month.
Out of the eight apps, the healthcare ones are perhaps some of the more interesting ones to be revealed. For example, one app, the Hospital RN app for iPhone, is working to reduce the operational costs associated with managing patient information by connecting with a hospital’s own systems. And it works with Apple’s iBeacon technology in order to identify patient rooms then display the relevant patient data based on proximity.
The new app, called Ancillary Sale app for iPhone, improves things once passengers are on the plane, too. Flight attendants will be able to sell seat upgrades and in-flight purchases including duty-free items, using their iPhone.
This app would prove great assistance to Flight Merchants.
As IBM, the benefit of launching these apps with Apple is that it gives them access to Apple’s design sense, which the company would otherwise lack. And for the Apple its clear, they’ll have the ability to sell more iPhones and iPads into the enterprise, expanding their Apple Store and thier sales.