It’s no secret that Apple’s iPad is making great strides in the business market, with Apple CEO Tim Cook reporting during the Q2 2012 earnings call that about 94 percent of the Fortune 500 are either testing or deploying the iPad in business. Now harmon.ie is releasing social software to make Microsoft’s SharePoint collaboration software usable on the iPad and iPhone.
harmon.ie’s solution is HTML5-based, and makes it possible for business users to access SharePoint from the iPad or a desktop machine, with an identical user experience. It’s a potentially huge market, with about 78 percent of corporate America using SharePoint.
As an example of how harmon.ie works, a user could create a PowerPoint presentation, copy it to SharePoint, and then send a link to co-workers via harmon.ie in Microsoft Outlook or IBM’s Lotus Notes. Users in the worker’s circle can then access the document on their iPads or iPhones.
The app is available in both a free “Lite” read-only version, as well as a US$19.99 full version that gives users the power to edit and collaborate on SharePoint-based content. harmon.ie plans to make an MDM version with higher security available later in this quarter.