Register to build SAP apps for iPhone and iPad

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SAP has also announced registrations for its SAP Academy for iOS are now open, helping developers new to the environment learn how to build apps on the platform.

It will take the form of individual courses that mobile developers can sign up to in order to better understand the tools needed to build better apps for iPhone and iPad, using SAP Fiori for iOS.

“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," said Susan Prescott, vice president of Product Marketing at Apple."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 company is also giving developers the chance to build apps on iPad and iOS, following the release of its SAP Cloud Platform SDK. The SDK will become available for developers to snap up from 30th March, offering up more scalability to build enterprise-grade apps on Apple's platform.

SAP's SDK includes a range of prebuilt user experience elements to save developers time when creating their apps, embedding functionality to make use of Apple integrated features including Touch ID, location services and notifications.

It wil also unlock SAP-centric features such as single sign-on, offline data synchronisation and better support for devices, which directly address the needs of enterprises, SAP said.

“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 & 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.”

SAP revealed at Mobile World Congress some of the partnerships it's been building with enterprises, including FunderMax, Burberry and King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia.

“We are transforming the way construction materials providers work with architects,” said Hartwig Schwarzlmüller, vice president of FunderMax. “At FunderMax, we strive for the perfect user experience, and Apple and SAP are enabling us to do just that with the help of our strategic partner Atos.”

Clare Hopping
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Clare is the founder of Blue Cactus Digital, a digital marketing company that helps ethical and sustainability-focused businesses grow their customer base.

Prior to becoming a marketer, Clare was a journalist, working at a range of mobile device-focused outlets including Know Your Mobile before moving into freelance life.

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