Document management dominates for public-sector mobile apps

Document management dominates for public sector mobile apps

Apple devices continue to be most governments' mobile solution of choice, and document management is the public sector's most popular use case for mobile apps.

So says Good Technology's Q2 Mobility Index Report -- an analysis of mobile trends gleaned from that company's database of device activations and app usage.  Good Technology provides a wide range of secure mobile services to more than 6,200 enterprises and governments worldwide, and has been publishing its quarterly index report since 2012.

Forty-seven percent of all app activations in the public sector were for document-editing tools, according to the index.  Another 23 percent were for document-access apps.   

Across all sectors, secure browsing was the most popular category of app, with 21 percent of all activations.

And while the market share for iOS devices slipped again -- to 64 percent from 70 percent last quarter -- it still is double Android's 32 percent across all sectors. In the public sector, Apple's position was even stronger, accounting for 79 percent of all device activations.   However, Android has moved ahead of iOS among high-tech organizations, with 53 percent of that sector.

The full index report is available here.

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