MUNICH & MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–MobileIron (NASDAQ: MOBL), the secure foundation for modern work, today
announced that it is powering 2,500 corporate mobile devices for the
international bus and train operators at FlixMobility, a global mobility
startup. FlixMobility’s drivers and terminal staff use MobileIron’s
unified endpoint management (UEM) solution on their Android devices,
resulting in time savings and reduced downtime. MobileIron also provides
access to tailor-made app solutions, including parts of the FlixBus
FlixMobility developed its own mobile app back in 2013, allowing the use
of devices to book tickets, view timetables, and follow routes in
real-time. The company has since expanded its mobile-first strategy,
which has benefited its customers, its 7,000 bus drivers, and its large
number of customer service staff at bus and train stations. By the end
of 2018, 2,500 corporate mobile devices at FlixMobility were running on
Android, powered by MobileIron’s UEM platform.
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Mobile apps are key to business operations
Bus drivers and station staff use mobile devices in Android Kiosk mode
managed by MobileIron, mainly for check-in purposes and to communicate
with management. The centralized mobile functions operate on two FlixBus
apps, one for passengers and one for drivers and terminal staff. As part
of a pilot project, the customer app keeps customers up to date,
allowing them to follow their routes in real time and see expected
arrival times for their busses.
“Our initial calculations show that using MobileIron, it takes only half
as long to configure employees’ mobile devices. MobileIron has also
reduced our error rates, and our helpdesk gets far fewer calls than it
used to,” said Stefan Tontsch, VP of operations, FlixMobility Experience.
“FlixBus’ experience is further proof of the versatility of our UEM
platform as it runs on Android. It also shows that today’s phones are
not just for making calls – they’re universal devices, with a huge range
of uses,” said Peter Machat, VP of Central EMEA, MobileIron.
MobileIron (NASDAQ: MOBL) provides the secure foundation of modern work.
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FlixMobility is a recent global mobility startup. Its FlixBus and
FlixTrain brands provide a comfortable, affordable and
environment-friendly travel alternative. The unique combination of
technology start-up, e-commerce platform and classic transport company
has positioned FlixMobility as a leader against major international
corporations, permanently changing the European and American mobility
landscape. In 2018, it launched the first green long-distance trains.
Since 2013, FlixMobility has changed the way that over 100 million
people have traveled throughout Europe and created thousands of new jobs
in the mobility industry. For more information, please visit www.FlixBus.com