At Citrix Synergy last week, the focus was clearly on mobility and how virtualization technologies can help achieve enterprise mobility. One of the cool things introduced/demos was Worx Apps.
Citrix Worx mobile apps are enterprise-ready mobile apps with security, policy and provisioning controlled by Citrix XenMobile™. Worx mobile apps, offered with Citrix XenMobile, include WorxMail for secure e-mail, calendar and contacts, WorxWeb for secure web browsing and Citrix ShareFile® for secure document sharing, sync and editing. Citrix also announced a new Worx App SDK for developers and a new Worx App Gallery for IT. More than 80 Worx-enabled third party apps will be showcased in the Worx App Gallery. In addition, Adobe, Antenna, Appcelerator, Box, Catch, Concur, Expensify, HP, Good Reader and Xora have signaled their intent to work with Citrix.
The administrator can control how Worx apps interact with local apps. For instance, the administrator may allow the clipboard to be used from a local app into a Worx app, but not vice versa.