harmon.ie, a proven enterprise mobile collaboration leader, announced today that its enterprise collaboration app for Office 365 won the inaugural Microsoft SharePoint Conference 2014 App Award for best international application. Through the Office Store, harmon.ie is able to reach leading businesses around the world. By using the Office 365 developer platform, harmon.ie brings Yammer and SharePoint features right into Outlook and Outlook Web Access for more contextual email and collaboration experiences.
“Being recognized by Microsoft and the SharePoint community as the leading international application is a powerful endorsement of harmon.ie’s ability to deliver business value,” noted David Lavenda, vice president of product strategy for harmon.ie. “Our mission is to provide the most comprehensive mobile collaboration hub available to enterprises around the globe, and the Office 365 platform makes it possible for us to power today’s collaboration initiatives with SharePoint.”
Demonstrating the flexibility of the app model, harmon.ie added support for Yammer to its app through the Office Store which was subsequently and seamlessly distributed to users, thereby providing additional features to end users and qualifying the app for this year’s competition. Specifically, harmon.ie made it possible for workers taking advantage of its Office 365 OWA offering through the Office Store to see and participate in Yammer discussions with colleagues, from the context of the relevant email message, directly in Outlook Web Access.
“The Office 365 platform enables developers to imagine and build contextual apps. The SharePoint Conference app contest was a great way for some of the best apps to be recognized,” said Dene Cleaver, product marketing manager for the Office Store at Microsoft Corp. “harmon.ie and each of the other winners are now featured in the Office Store as well as the App Village in the Exhibit Hall for all attendees to view at the show.”
More than 200 nominated apps qualified for the awards after being submitted or updated in the Office Store, with harmon.ie being selected based on its innovation, quality and business value.
“As the winner of best international app, harmon.ie has really taken advantage of the Office Store’s global reach,” Cleaver said. “Office Store availability has expanded exponentially with Office 365 development opportunities now spanning 31 individual selectable markets and 5 languages around the world. In July, we’ll also open eight more store fronts, including local language support for apps in Chinese, Dutch, Russian, Italian and Portuguese."
harmon.ie empowers the social collaboration workforce by delivering the single-screen experience today’s mobile enterprises and tech-saturated users demand. Giving companies a way to securely support their employees’ changing work dynamic, harmon.ie now delivers a seamless user experience anytime, anywhere and on any device. An established global company, harmon.ie combines the power of the top social and collaboration platforms – including IBM, Microsoft and Yammer – to help its thousands of customers around the globe achieve the promise of the mobile enterprise.