Expanding the Esper Platform to Support iOS Devices

Shifali Jamwal
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At Esper, we’ve long been known as leaders in Android device management. From enabling DevOps for device management to our enterprise-grade version of Android, we’ve helped customers and partners push the limits of what businesses can do with their devices. Today, we’re proud to announce that we’re expanding our device management footprint to include iOS.

Mixed Fleets, Singular Platform

Esper’s device management platform enables companies to manage devices like tablets, kiosks, POS, and interactive signage from our intuitive, easy-to-use console. Soon, Esper customers will be able to manage iOS devices alongside Android from the same console. Esper's unified control center will simplify the management of your mixed OS device fleet, eliminating the need to jump between multiple tools to manage Android and iOS devices separately for full control of all your devices from a single pane of glass.

You'll experience the most effective and streamlined way to configure, manage, and update your devices in real time, ensuring consistent behavior and control across your entire fleet — regardless of OS. With our advanced tools, you can manage devices at scale with granular grouping options (location, device type, OS, or anything else that makes sense to you). This allows you to manage devices with more flexibility than ever before, saving you invaluable time and effort that will be better spent on your core business. 

This, combined with Esper’s range of provisioning options for both Android and iOS, cloud integration for full control of apps and content across devices, and robust drift management tools, will streamline your device strategy in ways that simply weren’t possible before. iOS device management has long lacked the robust, DevOps-inspired tools that make Esper’s Android device management so powerful. Until now. 

iOS + Android: Why Now? 

The move couldn't be more timely, for two key reasons. First, enterprises that rely on business-critical hardware like point of sale (POS) systems, kiosks, and tablets, want choice. In industries where familiarity and brand perception are prioritized, it’s hard to ignore Apple’s dominance. But Android’s unlimited flexibility is second to none, making it the perfect choice for customized experiences. Esper recognized this shift, making this the perfect moment to bring its extensive experience to iOS, simplifying device management and app deployment for businesses with large device fleets. 

Second, while using iPads for things like self-ordering tablets, informational displays, and similar is popular, another major need in the market is the need to manage device fleets with a mix of both Android and iOS devices. As we hear from our customers, IT departments inherit the hardware they have to manage — and it’s a mix of both Android and iOS devices. Businesses with franchises can often find themselves in this scenario as well, in which some franchisees insist on using iPads, and others have invested in Android tablets. If you’re part of the IT department that needs to provision, manage, and push updates to these devices, using multiple systems to do so can be a real headache. 

Esper is the solution. 

Esper Continues to Revolutionize Device Management 

At Esper, we pride ourselves on being the trusted provider to thousands of customers and a market leader in device management and advanced software deployment. We’ve enabled customers to deliver exceptional experiences across hundreds of thousands of business-critical devices. After excelling at managing Android devices and working with customers and partners such as Taco Bell, Lenovo, Teach for India, and many more, the time is right to bring iOS into the fold. 

With a track record of empowering customers to deliver exceptional experiences, Esper is set to make a mark in the world of iOS device management. With Esper, you're not just managing devices; you're harnessing the power of a market leader to ensure efficient, hassle-free device management across your entire fleet, regardless of the operating system. 

iOS support is currently in beta with a selection of current customers, with full availability expected in early 2024. You can sign up for availability notifications here

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Expanding the Esper Platform to Support iOS Devices
Shifali Jamwal
Shifali Jamwal

Shifali is Esper's Senior Product Marketing Manager and brings an impressive track record of over a decade in marketing. Having traversed the global landscape, she notably played pivotal roles in startups that pursued ambitious growth targets. Following her MBA with honors, Shifali embarked on her journey with Esper, where she has been instrumental in crafting product messaging, executing launches, and delving deep into understanding our valued customers.

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For tablets, smartphones, kiosks, point of sale, IoT, and other business-critical devices, with features like:

Kiosk mode

Hardened device lockdown for all devices (not just kiosks)

App management

Google Play, Apple App Store, private apps, or a mix of all three

Device groups

Manage devices individually, in user-defined groups, or all at once

Remote tools

Monitor, troubleshoot, and update devices without leaving your desk

Touchless provisioning

Turn it on and walk away — let your devices provision themselves

Reporting and alerts

Custom reports and granular device alerts for managing by exception
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