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Yearly discounts and wire transfer payments

We have made it easier to pay for WSO2 Cloud services (API, Integration, Device, and Identity). When we launched initially, monthly credit card payments were the only option we provided. Now we changed two things:

1. You can pay for a year ahead and save 10% of your subscription price:

2. And, if credit card is not something that your purchasing department likes, you can get a regular invoice and pay via a wire transfer instead:

Whatever is the WSO2 Cloud service of your choice, we would like you to be able to pay for it conveniently (and save money on the way!)

iOS Device Management

We have added iOS management capabilities to WSO2 Device Cloud. From now on, not just Android phones and tablets, but also iPhones and iPads can be put under your control.

Adding a device is easy – simply log into WSO2 Device Cloud, and click the Add button in the Devices box, then follow the wizard steps as described in this tutorial: Enrolling an iOS Device.

Once the devices are enrolled, you can use the cloud UI to locate the devices, apply policies, check compliance, send messages, and perform other management activity.

Give this functionality a try and let us know what you think!

WSO2 Device Cloud is currently in free beta. We are targeting the summer of 2017 for the commercial launch.

Device Cloud agent needs to be reinstalled

Last Friday, March 24 and this Wednesday, March 29 we have rolled out updates to WSO2 Device Cloud.

The new features and fixes include:

  • Ability to use Android emulator instead of a real device:

  • Improved device location map rendering,
  • Ability to rename devices,
  • Role filtering,
  • Agent distributed and updated through Google Play Store.

Unfortunately, the previous version of the device cloud agent is not compatible with the changes that were made.

Therefore, if you installed the agent before March 24th, you need to reinstall it:

  1. Uninstall WSO2 Agent application from devices: Settings / Applications / WSO2 Agent / Uninstall.  (Note: If the Uninstall button is grayed out, revoke the administrative rights granted to the application. This is typically done in Settings / Security / Device Administrator but might vary depending on your device model and operating system version.)
  2. Install the new agent by scanning the QR code or following the Get it on Google Play link on WSO2 Device Cloud / Devices / Add / Android – these will take you to the Google Play Store where you can get the new agent.
  3. When you start the agent, make sure to use the Organization Name and Username listed on that page (scroll down the enrollment page for the instructions).

Now, as the agent is distributed via Google Play Store, we manage the agent updates through it. Therefore, you do not need to manually re-install the agent in the future.

Device Cloud Launched

It is getting better all the time – today I am happy to announce that we have launched WSO2 Device Cloud.

Device Cloud allows administrators to enroll corporate mobile devices (company-provided or employee-owned) and start managing them remotely from the cloud-based console:

  • You improve security: all devices get centrally applied policies and start conforming to your corporate security, lost devices can be located and/or wiped,
  • Save on costs: Device Cloud is cloud-based so there is no upfront investment and just monthly pay-as-you-go plans,
  • Make your employees more productive: employees no longer have to spend time managing their phones and tablets, and they automatically get the applications they need to do their job!

The service is in free beta right now and is scheduled to go fully production later in H1 2017.

At the moment, it still has quite a few “rough edges” and only supports Android devices. But it is based on WSO2 IoT Server, and we will gradually fix all the glitches and roll out the full power of the underlying platform including iOS- and other device type support, and much more.

Check out our tutorials here.

Give it a try and let us know what you think!

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