Microsoft introduced Flow in late April as an easy enterprise solution that allows employees to connect two or more Microsoft or public software services, and according to the company, interest since launch has been impressive, to say the least.
So Redmond is now working to make the service available to as many users as possible, and one step in this regard is releasing it to mobile devices.
Unsurprisingly, the first platform to get it is iOS, with Microsoft claiming that there’s more to come for mobile users, and an Android version will be introduced very soon.
The advantages of a mobile app
Microsoft says thatmakes it possible for users to start and stop flows directly from an iPhone or iPad, review detailed run history of specific flows, view and filter runs by notification type, and get real-time notifications for important events. This last feature clearly comes in handy for a mobile device and actually makes sense because this way no event can be missed by a Flow user since notifications are pushed directly to their mobile device.
The company reveals that it has also added new features to Microsoft Flow services, including support for custom APIs, single sign-on with other Microsoft services such as Office 365, and templates.
“Templates are an important starting point for many of our users to speed up the creation of the most useful flow and benefit from the efforts of others. We’ve continued to see a healthy growth in Templates available to every Flow user (dozens of users have submitted their flows to the gallery). In addition we’ve implemented some UI improvements to make it easier to get started,” it says.
For the moment, there’s no information as to when the Android version of Microsoft Flow will be released, but since work has already started (or at least that’s what the company claims), we shouldn’t have to wait too long before this happens.