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The MCoE Download

Q2 2021 Edition
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The Mobility Center of Excellence (MCoE) newsletter highlights our recent partnerships and accomplishments. This edition includes important updates regarding MobileIron, Android SDK, and KPConsumerAuth Library. Also included are the latest KP Mobile release notes, KP Digital re-org announcements, a newly available accessibility resource. Finally, join us in welcoming three new team members to our team!


KP Mobile 4.36 Release is Live


Our flagship app, KP Mobile now has over 8 million downloads, a 4.2-star rating, and a new release (4.36)! Learn about the latests features such as COVID immunization records, performance enhancements, and many new features to help our members manage their prescription in the app!


Update on MobileIron Sunset

The MobileIron app store has served us well, but it will no longer be supported as of August 1, 2021. New app submissions and updates will no longer be supported on MobileIron after June 30th.


KP Digital Restructuring and the MCoE


Our user experience team has moved out of the MCoE as part of the recent KP Digital restructuring. Find out what it means for services and KP Digital.


MDK’s KPConsumerAuth 4.0 Update


The initial KPConsumerAuth 4.0 Beta library has been released making it easier for app development teams to integrate this functionality. Find everything you need to get started including links to all the great resources like code repositories, documentation, and guides.


Android SDK API Level 30


Confused about Android’s Software Development Kit (SDK) API level 30 (Android 11) and Google’s requirements? Find explanations and answers here before required deadlines this fall.


New MCoE Accessibility Resource: Contrast and Supplemental Content


New resources are available for designing mobile solutions to help meet the needs of our accessibility-challenged users ​with guidance for contrast minimums and ALT tag usage when working with icons and images.


2021 New Faces to the Mobility Center of Excellence


We’re excited to announce MCoE has added three new team members, Ajay Vattipally, Kim El-Amin and Ken Ballinger! See what they bring to KP and how they will be contributing.


Mobile Communities of Practice

The Mobile Community of Practice meetings allows for more meaningful contributions to the larger goals of the enterprise. You are invited to attend and contribute!
View the Design CoP schedule.
View the Development CoP schedule.


MCoE Reporting: Mobile App Portfolio

Did you know the MCoE helps KP teams develop, design, and deploy mobile apps? Our team of experts provide app kits and advice for dozens of custom mobile apps and hundreds of white-label and third-party mobile apps for our Members, Providers, and Workforce. Access our suite of reports – updated monthly – which include mobile app team and region info, install counts, and certified apps in production.


Engage With the MCoE

To engage with us, all you need to do is submit an intake by logging into our MCoE Service Desk portal with your NUID and Windows/Mac Password. Be sure to bookmark the link for future reference.


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Connect With Us

Questions & feedback

Your opinion matters, and we would like to hear from you. Email your questions or feedback on anything MCoE related or submit an intake form.

Certification reporting & updates

Do you have a certification project open and would like to know the status? Curious about mobile app releases? View current Certification Reports.

Accessibility resources

Everyone at KP is responsible for ensuring our mobile apps are accessible and inclusive. Using the new WCAG 2.1 (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) published in June 2018, we’ve applied a mobile perspective to these standards and created mobile accessibility resources for our partners.


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Thank you

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