AppsAnywhere 2.7: Analytics and App Lists
It's that time of the year again; AppsAnywhere are supremely proud and tremendously excited to officially announce the release of AppsAnywhere 2.7. For this update we've implemented a number of changes and improvements, including two of the most hotly requested and substantial additions to AppsAnywhere we've ever worked on!
Since AppsAnywhere's creation, administrators have been able to access and report on usage statistics from all Cloudpaging launches. It soon became evident that the vision we had of the potential for this data was shared by our customers and enhancements and further development of this feature became a key conversation point in our change request forum.
Another feature in high demand in our change request forum has been App Lists. Many of our customers have seen the value in user-created lists of apps, and we're pleased to announce that this is a staple feature of our 2.7 release. The App List feature can be broken down into four key areas of functionality, those being:
- Sharing an individual application
- Filtering the App List via URL
- Creating and sharing an App List
- Accessing an App List as an end user
The implications of the App List feature on the end user experience are numerous and will result in easier and more efficient navigation and launching of software by faculty and students. Faculty can create lists of apps for specific course modules and share them via URL with relevant student groups. This can be enacted ahead of time and deployed to VLE bulletin/announcement boards to result in less time accessing and loading software, and more time teaching/learning. Another benefit of this is a great reduction in the likelihood of faculty requiring IT support during lab and lecture theatre time, both of which lend to improved student experience and information retention.
To learn more about how App Lists will function and their potential to increase the value of contact time and improve the student experience, watch the video below, presented by James Walker, Front-End Developer of AppsAnywhere.
AA-1411/AA-1412: Analytics - Ability to report on data within AppsAnywhere
AA-513/AA-1184: Ability to create an application list URL which can be shared with individuals or added to a VLE.
AA-1246: Ability for admin to provide feedback on the product directly from AppsAnywhere
AA-1564: Linux 'other' category added for unknown Linux distributions
AA-1713: Accessibility enhancements on login
AA-1585: Enhancements to Admin UI
AA-1487: Allow login using UserPrincipleName instead of sAMAccountName
AA-1490: Provisioning of resources based on SAML attributes
AA-1678: Cloudpaging Launches made through shortcut now display user that launched it rather than user that created the shortcut
AA-1579: Cloudpaging apps no longer incorrectly available on Xbox