Google Apps are mobile version of some most useful services offered by Google. It aims to provide users with seamless, more secure access to information regardless of location or device. Google Apps supports access to Gmail, Google Calendar, Docs, and Contacts from most common types of mobile devices.
Here is how you can use them on different mobile platforms:
1. Google Apps for Android devices: Google applications come pre-installed on most Android devices. Just sign in to your Android phone with your Google Apps username and password, and your email, calendar and contacts will automatically be synced on the go, and use Google Talk to IM from your phone.
2. Google Apps on the iPhone and iPad: Google Sync offers two-way synchronization between Google Apps and the Mail, Calendar and Contacts apps on the iPhone and iPad.
3. Google Apps on BlackBerry smartphones: Google Apps supports two-way synchronization between Google Apps and the Email, Calendar and Contacts applications on BlackBerry devices by integrating with BlackBerry Enterprise Server. Learn more about Google Apps Connector for BlackBerry Enterprise Server. Alternatively, Google Sync offers two-way synchronization between Google Apps and the Calendar and Contacts applications on BlackBerry devices.
4. Google Apps on Windows Mobile devices: Google Sync offers two-way synchronization between Google Apps and the Mail, Calendar and Contacts apps on Windows Mobile devices.
5. Google Apps on other phones:
- Gmail: If your phone is Java-enabled, you can use the fast, installable Gmail application. To download the free Gmail for mobile application, visit m.google.com/mail from your mobile browser or send the link to your phone. If your phone doesn’t use Java, you may still be able to run Gmail as a web application. Visit mail.google.com on your phone’s web browse to learn more.
- Google Calendar: Depending on the model of your phone, you may be able to run Google Calendar as a web application. Visit calendar.google.com on your phone’s web browse to learn more. You may be able to sync your calendar events with your phone. Visit the Google Sync site to learn more.
- Contacts: You may be able to sync your contacts with your phone. Visit the Google Sync site to learn more.
- Google Docs: Depending on the model of your phone, you may be able to access Google Docs from your phone’s web browser. Just visit docs.google.com, on your phone’s web browse to learn more.
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Security and Management of Apps and Data:
- Mobile device management: Administrators can manage their users’ devices with a set of mobile device management policies designed to let users access their data while keeping organizational information secure. These policies include the ability remotely wipe data from lost or stolen devices, require a device password, set password strength requirements, and more.
- 2-step verification: 2-step verification provides additional security for Google Apps accounts. When enabled by a Google Apps administrator, 2-step verification requires users to sign in with their passwords (something they know) and a code from their phone (something they have). Codes can be obtained on Android phones via the free Google Authenticator Android app, text message, or a phone call.
You can run Google Applications in mobile browser also. Gmail, Google Calendar and Google Docs are also available as streamlined mobile web experiences. Bookmark google.com/m from your phone’s browser and add a shortcut to your homescreen for easy access.
You must have Google Apps for Business account to avail the facilities available for these apps.