- 11-03-2012, 12:24 AM #1
Can anybody confirm whether the Good app is in the Windows Phone store? Perhaps more importantly, if they don't choose to support WP8, should the legacy WP7 app work? Unfortunately I need this app to make the jump from crummy Android.
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- 11-10-2012, 05:38 PM #4
Question for the techies on the forum - since WP7 apps are supposed to work on WP8 is it a question of them (Good) simply authorizing the app (even if it isn't optimized) for WP8 devices? If so we should start lobbying them (and MSFT) to do so if a native WP8 app isn't around the corner.
- 11-10-2012, 05:40 PM #5
- 12-13-2012, 11:14 AM #7
They are currently working on an app and targeting Q1. Not many people are happy about it. We are actually looking to reduce our dependancy on Good due to the price and now that we are on Exchange 2010 we can use ActiveSync for corporate owned devices and just relegate Good for BYOD.
My suggestion is to join Good's user forum at Welcome | beGood and voice your desire for a WP8 app. There is a thread going over there..
- 01-14-2013, 10:01 AM #10
I've been following the thread over at the "Good" forums (which is linked in this thread) and there are some conflicting time tables. The latest one says it will "second half 2013" before an app is released :( People are unhappy there, and they are pushing Good to try and just recompile the existing WP7.5 app as a WP8 app, but there is not much clear confirmation as to what they will do.
Last edited by TheDrizzle; 01-14-2013 at 10:26 AM.
- 01-16-2013, 08:55 AM #13
Sadly, on the User Forums for Good, they had been estimating an early 2013 release of a WP8 compatible version. Many people (myself included) likely purchased WP8 devices on the expectation the Good app would be forthcoming sooner rather than later. Then suddenly the estimate changed to second half of 2013. Keep in mind this wasn't Q3, but second half - meaning it likely will not be out until the fall or later. They say they are focused on enhancing the experience for Android and iOS users, rather than making it available for WP8. It's a clear snub to the WP8 platform. Users are asking them to at least make the 7.5 version available for WP8, but so far no response. If we want WP8 to grow as a platform, we need to press vendors like Good to step up and support the platform. The more noise they hear from WP8 users, the more likely they will prioritize implementation. If you have a WP8 device, or want to get one, and your company uses Good, please ask your IT people to pressure Good to get the WP8 version out ASAP. In the interim, push for the 7.5 version to be made available for WP8 users. If you want to read about the mess, check out the Good forum discussion:
05-13-2013, 04:25 AM #15
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The WP8 client should be out pretty soon, saw that early access started recently.
But if you are looking at other MDM vendors in hope of efficiently & diversely managing Windows Phone 8 devices, you will be sorely disappointed. Even Airwatch (who teamed up with Nokia recently) can't provide the iOS / Android extended MDM functions, they just aren't available on any software for this platform at the moment. At least no vendor that I'm aware of really has working solutions to be implemented right now.
Some rumors about future updates and improved documentation from Microsoft / Nokia are out there, but I'd say don't get your hopes too high before the next major platform facelift. Before that, you are pretty much stuck with passcode settings, advertising preferred apps in the company hub and Exchange account settings. The polling period design pretty much kills MDM solutions if you have to send multiple commands to the device in a real hurry (one command / polling cycle, cycle of 1 hour normally). Guess Microsoft wanted to give their Intune an advantage or something.