Posted by Brittany Vogel on May 11th, 2015

Today we rolled out a new feature! You now have the ability to deploy and remove an app from a single device. Here’s a guide on how to deploy an app to a single device.

1. Log in to your Bushel account at login.bushel.com

2. Click on the device you would like to deploy your app to.

3. Under the device name, click on the Manage Apps tab.

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4. You will now see a list of the apps both on and off of the device. To deploy an app to this device, click on the grey button with three dots to the right of the app and select Install on this device.

You can also deploy to a single device in the Apps section of Bushel. When you click on an app to show details, you will see a list of all of your devices and whether or not the app is installed. As before, click on the grey button with three dots and select Install on this device.

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Posted by Charles Edge on April 1st, 2015

We get asked many questions from our users everyday. Users who have families, own small businesses, or run IT for big companies. A question we get asked frequently is what the differences are between Bushel’s MDM and Apple’s Family Sharing. We think they can compliment one another, according to how you use each.

But they’re very different services, made for very different purposes. Here are some of the main points from both Family Sharing and Bushel:

Apple Family Sharing:

  • Family Sharing supports up to 6 devices.
  • Each user in your Family Account gets access to all iTunes and App Store Purchases.
  • Access to a family photo album to share photos with each others devices.
  • Includes a shared calendar for planning family events.
  • The ability to share your location with your family members (other members of the same Family Plan account).
  • Parents can set limits for purchasing content from the iTunes and App Store.
  • Shared payment information for all accounts.

Bushel MDM:

  • Device inventory shows you storage usage, warranty status, device encryption, and much more.
  • Easy app distribution to all enrolled devices through Apple’s Volume Purchase Program.
  • Configure company email accounts.
  • Send Wi-Fi network settings to devices.
  • The ability to remote lock and erase devices to help keep your information safe.
  • Set up policies for passcode locks.
  • Deploy FileVault 2 disk encryption on Macs.
  • Use of Apple’s Device Enrollment Program.
  • The Bushel portal is accessible from any browser
  • Open enrollment process let’s users enroll their own devices.
  • Unlimited device count. You can even set a limit for devices allowed to enroll.
  • Free Bushel account with the ability to manage 3 devices for free for life!

The above is a great starting point for understanding the major differences between the two. We encourage you to learn more about Bushel and Family Sharing.

Want to know more about Bushel? Visit Bushel.com

Want to know more about Family Sharing? Visit Apple.com

Posted by Charles Edge on March 17th, 2015

For all of you out there just discovering Bushel, or for those who just want to learn more about it through a fun, informative medium, we have created this keynote presentation for you.

It showcases why we made this software solution, what features it offers, and how it can affordably benefit your business…basically, it answers the question, “What is Bushel?” We’ll let the presentation speak for itself.

You can view this on SlideShare, also.

Posted by Charles Edge on March 5th, 2015

Ever since TestFlight, the ability to test apps in a deployable fashion has gotten somewhat complex at any kind of scale. One thing that can help simplify this process is Diawi. Diawi, or short for Development, iOS Apps Wireless Installation (cause that’s a mouthful) is a tool that allows you to push In-House apps to client systems easily. Simply email or text a link and iOS devices automatically install your in-house app. To quote the Diawi site, it’s a simple 3 step process to sign up:

1. Upload the application and its provisioning profile.
2. Send the link to your testers, clients, friends or even use it yourself.
3. Open the link in Safari on the iOS device and click on install.

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While we will likely add some support for custom apps to Bushel at some point, we haven’t begun building this feature just yet. Therefore, we recommend using a tool like Diawi to fill this gap until we get it fully tested and pushed into our codebase. Good luck with all your deployment needs!