VMware Workspace ONE mobile flows is a framework designed for enterprise companies to bring the micro applications on their employee's devices to surface contextual information and perform actions on various business systems. It helps the device users to perform tasks across multiple business backend systems within VMware applications enabling users to be more productive while maintaining enterprise security and organization compliance regulations on the cloud and on the edge.

Workspace ONE mobile flows eliminates the need to visit multiple websites to perform different business tasks. Provides user-specific micro applications that streamline the data flow such as quick data entry, data retrieval, approvals, and making business decisions.

Figure 1. Workspace ONE mobile flows Architecture

Workspace ONE mobile flows architecture design includes three primary components.

  • The mobile flows server which is the heart of the entire system. The mobile flows server is responsible for logic, connector discovery, and returning data to the requesting client.
  • The connector is used to connect to the business system, request the data, perform the insteractions as requested by the client. The connector contains the logic for how the card appears on the client. For example, a Salesforce card might be displayed in the Workspace ONE Intelligent Hub app where users can sere important information and take required action on Salesforce right from the mobile flow card. You can create your own connectors or customize the open source pre-built connectors. You can also use the out-of-the-box (OOTB) connectors such as Salesforce and ServiceNow which are hosted on the VMware's servers.
  • The client-side framework which is responsible for rendering the card on the client to display the contextual information, along with the input to take the required action.