Product Documentation

Retrieving Mobile App Names and Descriptions

Oct 08, 2015

You can configure settings to retrieve mobile app names and descriptions from the Apple App Store and Google Play. When you retrieve the app information from the store, App Controller overwrites the existing name and description.

You can configure public app store settings from the Apps & Docs tab in App Controller. When you finish configuring the mobile link, the link appears as an icon in the store in App Controller. When users log on with Citrix Receiver, the app appears with the name and description from the App Store or Google Play.

In the App Controller management console, you provide the following information:

  • Name for the link
  • Description of the link
  • Web address
  • Type of mobile link as iOS or Android
  • Category
  • Role
  • Image, in .png format (optional)

To retrieve app information

  1. In the App Controller management console, click the Apps & Docs tab.
  2. In the navigation pane, under Apps & Docs > APPS, click Public App Stores and then click the plus sign (+) in the details pane.
  3. In the Configure App dialog box, complete the following:
    1. In App Name, type a name for the link.
    2. In Description, type a description of the link.
    3. In URL, enter the full Web address of the mobile app, such as
    4. In Type select iOS or Android.

      If you select iOS, you can retrieve app details from the App Store by clicking Fetch Details.

    5. In Category, select the category in which the link appears in Citrix Receiver.
    6. In Assigned Role, select the role. This is a mandatory field.
    7. To install the link to the public app store, select Require app installation.
    8. In Image, select Use default to use the default Citrix logo or select Upload to add your own logo to the logon page.
      If you want to upload your own logo, click Browse and then navigate to the logo on your device.
      Note: The graphic you upload must be the type PNG. You cannot upload a GIF or JPEG graphic. You can upload a custom graphic when you create a mobile link. After you save the mobile link, you cannot change the graphic.
  4. Click Save.