What is AppsAnywhere?
AppsAnywhere is a Higher Ed app store that gives IT a way to improve student outcomes by delivering all academic apps on-demand, anywhere and anytime. From a single customizable web portal, AppsAnywhere gives university and college students a consistent way to get the software they need to get work done on any device, on and off campus.
AppsAnywhere is a beautiful-looking and easy-to-use app store-like platform. It gives students a recognizable and familiar way to access their apps, with a simple user experience reminiscent of well-known consumer app stores!
AppsAnywhere integrates with a variety of market-leading software delivery and deployment methods, including Microsoft's App-V, SCCM and WVD, VMware Horizon, Parallels RAS (Remote Application Server), Citrix, and Numecent's Cloudpaging application virtualization technology. With AppsAnywhere, users can also find and launch natively-installed applications, downloadable software, and cloud-based (SaaS) apps.
We call this unique approach to deploying software 'Unified Application Delivery'. One single place for IT to deliver and update ALL university apps, and one point of access for students and faculty to get their software, regardless of their device, location or technology being used.
'What is AppsAnywhere?' explainer video
Produced in collaboration with our customer Seneca College (Toronto, Canada), this short animated video was designed to help explain to students what AppsAnywhere is and how it helps them to access any of their apps on demand, on any device, on and off campus.
Specialist apps are only available in certain labs. Making apps available on any device and anywhere involves lots of installation/imaging time or expensive VDI. Students don't know where to go to get their apps for their coursework...
Instead of installing apps on each and every machine, they're delivered to students and faculty in a virtualized format, on-demand, via an app store-style platform. Student outcomes are vastly improved because they can get access to any of the apps they need to get their work done.
5 reasons to use AppsAnywhere
Here's 5 reasons universities or colleges across the globe use AppsAnywhere to improve the student experience, enable BYOD, and improve how they deliver software to labs and devices on and off campus...
- One consistent place to access all software apps, regardless of whether they're virtualized, installed, remote, SaaS, downloadable or cloud-based apps
- A secure, consumer-simple app store that's easy-to-use, with added user experience features like favorites, quick search and categories
- A customizable web platform that your users will trust. Add branding like logos and corporate colors
- A self-service app store that's truly on-demand, accessible from any device, anywhere, anytime.
- A simple way to introduce and support a true Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy, by making all software available from one awesome app store.
How AppsAnywhere works
AppsAnywhere is easy-to-use, both for students and for your IT department. How it works, in a nutshell:
Most universities and colleges have already tried App-V and realized they can't package all the apps students need, and the dedication needed to do it is so high. With Software2, application packaging is quick and easy, with a standardized packaging procedure for over 80% of apps!
Choose the method of delivering apps that's best for your students
AppsAnywhere is compatible with multiple application delivery technologies, giving you the best way of deploying apps based on user context, and giving your students one consistent point of access for all the software they need to study, for an awesome IT experience.
Find out more about AppsAnywhere
From Smart Prioritization to in-depth Analytics data, learn more about the features and benefits of our application delivery solution, AppsAnywhere.
Make informed strategic IT decisions by understanding how students are consuming academic applications, including how, where and when.
AppsAnywhere integrates with the software deployment and EdTech tools you already use, including SCCM, VDI, App-V, Jamf, Microsoft and Canvas.
Key use cases and solutions
Students want software to get their studies done. Give them what they need and their learning experience will be even more awesome.
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is a hot topic in Higher Ed IT, and often a key strategic IT driver. How do you enable a BYOD policy when it comes to delivering software to students on and off campus?
Right-size, replace or enhance your existing Higher Ed desktop virtualization or VDI solution by delivering software apps to any student with AppsAnywhere.
Our awesome customers...
Seneca College in Toronto, Ontario speaks on their experience with AppsAnywhere and how the service has allowed them to massively reduce image sizes, deal...
In this video, Seth Walsh and James Lancaster of the University of Utah discuss the difference AppsAnywhere has made to their IT department's offering to...
The University of Michigan's College of Engineering has chosen AppsAnywhere, after looking for an alternative application virtualization solution to replace...