End Of The Line: The All-Too-Short History Of Cisco's Cius

June 2011: AppHQ

One key element intended to set the Cius apart from the legions of other tablets was App HQ, an application storefront, hosted by Cisco in the cloud, through which organizations could acquire apps that had been pretested and prevalidated to work with Cisco and Cisco partner infrastructure. Sure, Cius users could download apps via the Android marketplace as they would on any other Android mobile device. But App HQ was intended as an enterprise-centric differentiator: a platform that would help business users organize applications that would be of most use to them and then offer a way to guarantee their Cius fleets received only quality-tested, pre-approved apps for use.


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