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The Good, the Bad and the Right Way to Deliver Windows Apps on iPads and Androids

Published: 27 September 2013

ID: G00255424

Analyst(s): Gunnar Berger


Many organizations rushing to support tablets are struggling to take mission-critical, Windows-based apps and present them on these devices in a user-friendly way. This research presents key technologies that seek to address this problem.

Table Of Contents


  • Using a Windows App on Tablets Without Any Software Development
  • Mobile SDK
  • Strengths
    • Citrix
    • Framehawk
    • VMware
  • Weaknesses
    • Citrix
    • Framehawk
    • VMware
  • Build a Web-Based App
  • Modify the Windows App's UI
  • Leverage SHVD/SBC as a Last Resort
  • Use a Different Device
  • Push Vendors to Create a Better Solution

The Details

  • Citrix Mobile SDK
    • Sample Application

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