IBM said it has delivered more than 100 apps as a result of its partnership with Apple, as the work is extended to a number of new markets.
In a statement, IBM said its apps cover 65 individual professions in 14 industries, “from wealth advisors to flight attendants, first responders, nurses and retail buyers”.
New target markets include consumer products, automotive, aging and chemicals and petroleum.
The products are said to combine IBM’s big data analytics capabilities with “Apple’s legendary customer experience”.
IBM also said it will integrate many future MobileFirst for iOS apps with its Watson platform, “enabling the apps to continuously learn about the needs of employees and customers over time – effectively building on data with more use”.
It also said it is currently working on apps targeting the large-screen iPad Pro, taking advantage of features including multitasking, with two apps able to run side-by-side, and Apple Pencil input.
Apple said earlier this year it was on track to hit the 100 app milestone by the end of 2015, with the first 10 having been delivered late in 2014.
The pair announced their partnership in July 2014.