Yammer Debuts Apple iOS-Mac Handoff Feature, Android Wearables Support
New app experiences help users of Microsoft's enterprise social networking platform stay connected across more devices.In a bid to boost Yammer collaboration, Microsoft is connecting all the dots in terms of mobile device support. Microsoft product manager Carlos Bohórquez Marín announced new Yammer updates on Feb. 3 that are aimed at enabling users to stay in touch across a wider variety of devices. And, in the case of Apple fans, the company has made shifting their Yammer conversations from iPhones and iPads to Macs (Mac OS X Yosemite) a little more seamless. The Yammer app for iOS 8 now sports a "Handoff" feature that allows users to pick up where they left off as they move from one device to another. "Yammer now works across your Apple devices like never before. Start collaborating with Yammer on your Mac and—with one swipe—seamlessly continue on your iPhone or iPad," he stated in blog detailing the new functionality. "Instantly transition from your iOS device back to your Mac with one click and keep going right where you left off on Yammer." Building on Microsoft's growing wearables software slate, Bohórquez Marín also announced Android Wear support. The Android Wear platform from Google, which officially landed in the hands of developers last year, powers a growing number of wearable devices, including LG's G Watch R and Sony's SmartWatch 3.
"Glance at your wrist to quickly read and 'like' team messages and even reply using voice commands—directly on your smartwatch," he said. "To get started, just install Yammer on your Android phone and Yammer is seamlessly extended to your Android Wear device."