When will the mobile app be released?
For companies that heavily utilize Microsoft SharePoint, a mobile solution is on its way. The official SharePoint mobile apps will be released later this month for iOS, and later this year for Windows Mobile and Android.
I, myself, have not had the chance to play with any betas of the application and look forward to seeing its capabilities and limitations. It is interesting to see Microsoft focusing on the iOS version of the application, but given the BYOD environments I have seen, there does seem to be a preference for iOS, which is slowly moving more towards Android.
What are SharePoint’s current mobile capabilities?
Other than creating your own mobile app (MetroStar Systems had their own called SP2Go for a while, but it is now no longer supported), SharePoint does have the capability to create mobile views and pages. These have both been available since SharePoint 2010 (and 2007 to a lesser extent). Mobile views are just default views on lists and libraries for mobile devices that you can configure as a default for a mobile device. The same goes for publishing pages. If you want a specific version of a page for mobile you can use mobile redirect to go to that page. 2013 also added its own take on mobile sites by creating a somewhat usable mobile version of a site by itself. SharePoint 2016 (and SharePoint Online) further improves on this with touch enabled access as well as the ability to easily switch between mobile and desktop versions of a site.
The new SharePoint mobile app from Microsoft