Posted by Charles Edge on April 10th, 2015

We write a lot of code, spend a lot of time reviewing analytics and stare at screens a lot in general. And when we do that, we’re often listening to music. Ever wonder what? Each of our team members submitted five songs, and we built out a fun little playlist.

Hope you pick up some new tunes! And extra credit if you try to match the #wearebushel profiles with the songs they contributed to the playlist!


Posted by Charles Edge on March 26th, 2015

At Bushel, we’re always hard at work making your experience with our product better. Why? Because we like you and want you to like us too. We made an update without any major new features last night, but with lots of little tweaks and improvements to existing stuff. Look for our next release to introduce a couple of pretty awesome new options. But for now, here’s what we fixed/did/tweaked/programmed/nerded-out-on for you in our latest release:

  • Started to periodically request inventory for “OK” devices
  • Icons in App top feeds are no longer roundedAdded a swanky new cards-grid
  • Added a confirmation dialog for VPP remove user so customers don’t accidentally remove users from VPP
  • Added a sweet flexbox grid for App store
  • Added the chat button back to signup, login, or setup pages
  • Change some of the Email labeling to make a little more sense
  • Tweaked the App icons on Device Details
  • Added those rad new MacBooks to our devices list (with pretty pictures)
  • Provided GUI improvements for Firefox users
  • Renamed “critical” in charts so we don’t freak people out
  • Updated Last Check In card
  • Configured app counts to trigger whether you see various app tabs
  • Password settings are no longer reflected in the interface if no profiles exist
  • Corrected Model identifier ‘iPad5,4’ to display as iPad Air and not iPad Air 2
  • VPP app synchronization now gets iPad only flag correct in limited cases where it was not correct
  • Lots of tweaks to the back-end that you don’t care about (and frankly probably thought we already did)

We also almost released web-clips. But after thinking about it, we decided to hold off on that until we can do something that makes that experience much better than with any other tool on the market. In fact, we’re thoroughly confused why no one else thought of this before… Stay tuned!

Posted by Charles Edge on September 5th, 2014

Apple has put together a number of technical documents on how to use some of the programs we leverage to help you use Bushel. There is some really good information on the Device Enrollment Program and the Volume Purchase Program, which has been made freely available atĀ http://help.apple.com/deployment/programs. Here, find lots of great information that is well written and explains some of the back-end technologies that we leverageĀ here at bushel.com.

Apple Deployment Reference

Apple Deployment Reference

Apple put a lot of thought and effort into these guides. These guides represent an awesome job of Apple trying to communicate some of the more challenging aspects of iOS deployment to users and administrators. These challenges, as you can tell as you read through the guides, are much more logistical than they are technical hurdles. Using Bushel along with Apple’s best practices provided here will help keep your deployment on track and within the realm of totally awesome!