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Aug 24, 2015 at 07:15 AM

Questions regarding SAP Afaria (MDM/MAM) for managing native iOS/Android Apps



We are in a concept phase including a PoC for a customer.

Current situation of customer:

- WCF Service

- Mobile Client (Industrial Hardware, Windows Mobile 6, SQL CE) connected to the WCF Service, with offline capabilities

- Sybase Afaria (Now SAP Afaria) for MDM of the Windows Mobile 6 Clients for example for starting background jobs on the device

For the PoC we have created the following:

- New REST Service (Reusing all the same Business Logic like the WCF Service)

- New Mobile Client (with Xamarin, Xamarin.Forms) reusing the Business Logic as a native iOS and Android App with offline capabilities

My Questions:
- Does SAP Afaria allows me to remotely start an application (on iOS, Android), for example if the app was force-quite by the user?

- Is SAP Mobile Secure the same as SAP Afaria, but hosted in the cloud?

Why I ask this question:

- We need a way to remote start a background job (part of the native application) even if the user has quit the application.

Thanks for your help!

Kind regards,