AppsAnywhere was founded in 2009 with the simple goal of helping universities, colleges and organizations improve the student experience using the latest technologies.
To this day, the company's focus and mission is largely unchanged, albeit with some even cooler technologies! Since the launch of AppsAnywhere, AppsAnywhere has been focused on enabling organizations to improve how they deliver software by bringing together a wide variety of industry-leading deployment tools, to enable the access of 100% of applications from a single app-store-like portal on every device.
The delivery of applications and desktops is a key part of 'end user computing' (EUC), something that AppsAnywhere's on-demand software delivery model is there to improve. Whether you're delivering Windows apps to Windows, Windows apps to non-Windows (including Chromebooks!), Mac apps to Mac devices, iOS and Android apps to mobile devices, AppsAnywhere brings all your university-approved software titles together for a 'single pane of glass'-type experience.
Using technology to improve the end-user experience...
Students expect technology, and software in particular, to 'just work', wherever and whenever they need it to. One of the many problems affecting universities that AppsAnywhere discovered in those early days was not being able to deploy all Windows apps with a single solution, to any device.
There was an inherent need to nurture existing IT infrastructure to ensure that the student experience is not merely unchanged, but improved, and all delivered in a way that is both cost-effective and efficient.
Watch our short video below and learn more about us as a company, who we are and what we do.
10 years of AppsAnywhere!
With extreme gratitude and great appreciation, we would like to wish ourselves a happy tenth birthday. Thank you to our partners for working with us to spread the good news of AppsAnywhere and for building awesome technologies for AppsAnywhere to integrate with. Thank you to our valued suppliers for the relationships you've built with us, all the way from our freelance suppliers to large scale SaaS solutions. Thank you to our amazing team for their continued dedication and unparalleled passion for creating and delivering a stellar software product. Most of all, thank you to all of our innovative, future-minded and ambitious customers for showing the world what AppsAnywhere is capable of, and for helping us to change the paradigm of higher education software delivery.
Here's to another 10 years of amazing developments in software delivery. We cannot wait to see what the future holds for higher education IT.
Top 5 university application delivery problems, solved
We've teamed up with the coolest technology vendors on the planet to provide universities and colleges with the best new application delivery and virtualization solutions that the market has to offer!
AppsAnywhere is compatible with multiple application delivery methods, but we think the best way of delivering Windows apps is using Cloudpaging [formerly Application Jukebox]. That's why we're the sole distributor of Numecent's Cloudpaging technology to higher education markets across the world, combining it with AppsAnywhere, to bring 100% of Windows apps to students at universities and colleges throughout North America and Europe.
We've integrated AppsAnywhere with Parallels RAS, to offer universities a way of delivering apps and desktops to any device (including Chromebooks), at a fraction of the cost of traditional VDI solutions. And when used alongside Cloudpaging, AppsAnywhere enables students to access all their apps from one location, whilst university IT need only package the apps once.
As well as being the official distributor for Numecent's Cloudpaging in Education globally, and an authorized Parallels RAS partner, we're Citrix Ready, VMware and Microsoft partners, too.
Frequently asked questions
We work with universities and colleges across North America and Europe, with offices in both Cambridge, MA (USA), Leeds (UK) and Austria. We also have a team based in Spain, and partners who sell and support AppsAnywhere across Europe, the Middle East, Australia and Asia.
We’ve been working in the educational technology sector since 2009, after being co-founded by Tony Austwick (@TonyAustwick) and Nick Johnson (@Nick_Johnson). More recently we started working with enterprises and managed service providers.
Worldwide there are more than 150 educational institutions who are proud to use AppsAnywhere, totaling over 1,500,000 students and staff who are using our software. We also have a number of non-education customers!
Good question! We work with universities and colleges because they face a uniquely complex and challenging situation in terms of application deployment – delivering hundreds of specialist apps to thousands of users, across tens of thousands of different devices. That’s where the power of our software makes the world of difference! While our heritage is in Higher Ed, we do also have a number of well-known commercial customers including MSPs and DaaS providers, who are all looking to improve the end user computing experience with AppsAnywhere.
We like to think we do things differently, and as a company we've changed the way that software's delivered in universities, colleges and organizations. So the '2' simply illustrates this new approach; a version 2.0, if you will…
Tony Austwick, AppsAnywhere co-founder, talks about app virtualization, the role of IT in higher education, how to improve student experience across the globe, and about being a comic book geek.
Improve student outcomes by delivering a better IT service, on and off campus. Make any app available on any device, enable BYOD and repurpose your dedicated lab spaces, all without the need for complex VDI environments.