Sapho becomes latest company to sign up for AppConfig Community

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Sapho, a San Bruno-based provider of enterprise micro apps, has announced it is the latest company to join the AppConfig Community, an enterprise app standards organisation with several leading EMM vendors among its personnel.

The company is also delivering AppConfig support in the latest release of its Sapho Micro App Platform.

“By joining the AppConfig Community, we are making our solution even easier for IT to deploy, which allows their employees to complete their work while they’re on the go,” Natalie Lambert, Sapho VP marketing explained in a company blog post. “Making employees happy and productive means letting them do their work through whatever channel they prefer, whether that is a desktop browser, email, mobile device, or messenger app.”

The AppConfig Community, which was first unveiled at this year’s Mobile World Congress, is an initiative which aims to promote enterprise app development best practices across iOS and Android, with Windows to come. The project continues to gain momentum with companies across the mobility space signing up; SOTI, Capriza, and Matrix42, have all confirmed their involvement in recent months.

Writing for this publication last month, Lambert discussed the importance of micro services in deconstructing larger enterprise architectures. “Micro services evolved from a desperate need for simplicity in software design,” Lambert wrote. “All too often, software projects succumb to glacial development cycles, project bloat, and escalating costs.

“For decades, applications have been designed as top-down monoliths in which all functionalities are lumped together into a single process, then replicated on multiple servers. Most are still built this way.

“The problem with this model is that any changes to the system require updating and re-deploying the server-side application – an unacceptable disruption in today’s fast-paced digital world, where immediacy and perfect functionality are considered basic requirements.”

Among Sapho’s recent developments are a $9.5 million series A round of funding, announced back in June.

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