“We launched our Hardware Profiles feature in AppsAnywhere 2.12. We heard a lot of feedback from our existing and prospective customers about large applications that require a lot of processing power or specific device requirements to get a satisfactory experience. Since we enable students to access software anywhere, anytime, on any device, and they might not always be using the best device for that software all the time, this was definitely something we could help with.
“Digital equity is important to us and making sure that students can all access software, regardless of their device capabilities is something we wanted to ensure. Hardware detection does just this by understanding the capability of a student’s device and profiling it against the administrator’s delivery methods.
“An administrator can create a profile, for instance, profile A needs 32GB of RAM and a dedicated graphics card. Then, they apply that profile to delivery methods for certain applications that require a lot of local processing power. So, what happens is when a student runs AppsAnywhere, the client knows their device capability, if their device doesn't meet that requirement it won’t launch by that delivery method and will launch by the next best delivery method giving the best experience possible.
“What we're doing is improving the user experience but also helping institutions keep costs down by students not launching software via VDI when they don't need to. But when they really do need to, that's the path it will take. So again, we're keeping higher education in mind, we're keeping the user experience in mind and we're giving more tools to the institution to make the right choices about their technology.