First Windows 8 tablet based enterprise app announced

When the Windows 8 Consumer Preview version was released by Microsoft a couple of weeks ago, it let users download a number of free apps via the Windows Store. However, the vast majority of those apps were aimed at consumers, including a lot of games. Now a company claims to have created the first Windows 8 app designed for enterprise users for a tablet touch-screen experience.

ZDNet.com reports that the app in question is called Ultimate Beer Ranger (and no, we are not making that up). It's being made by a company called Sonoma Partners for the sales team at New Belgium Brewing Company which sells a number of beers such as the amusingly named Fat Tire.

Despite the funny name, the Ultimate Beer Ranger app is designed for serious business. In this case, it's supposed to give New Belgium sales reps a way to access data on all the places that sell their beer products. Sonoma Partners started working on the app when Microsoft released the Windows 8 Developer Preview in September and had a working version, made via HTML and CSS, in just six weeks.

New Belgium team members are testing the app out using Samsung Windows-based tablets with Windows 8 installed but apparently they are still getting used to the touch screen UI. The app will be shown off at Microsoft's Convergence conference in Houston this weekend.

Image via New Belgium

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9 Comments

still1 said,
I hate fat tire.... How would anyone drink that??? back to the story... This is not worth a news...

Do tell, what beer you do like sir? If it has lite or miller in the name, please do not respond.

still1 said,
I hate fat tire.... How would anyone drink that??? back to the story... This is not worth a news...

Not worth news ?

Enterprise is big news, it's what keep the world and windows running. high quality touch based metro enterprise apps is what will make Win8 tablets succeed and knock out android and iOS which both are haveing luke warm response from the enterprise market, which still prefer Windows tablets because of better security and control

still1 said,
I hate fat tire.... How would anyone drink that??? back to the story... This is not worth a news...

Information that is new to you is news. That is a fact you cannot change, no matter how worthy you think that new information is of being news.

still1 said,
I hate fat tire.... How would anyone drink that??? back to the story... This is not worth a news...

Fat Tire is decent enough. What are you talking about? Sounds like you got it mixed with Newcastle.

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