Product Documentation

Adding Mobile Apps to App Controller

Oct 08, 2015

You can add native apps to App Controller for Android and iOS. Native apps as opposed to web apps, are apps that are locally installed and are programmed to be compatible with the language and operating system of the user device on which the app is installed.

You can also allow secure user access to HTML5 apps through Citrix Receiver to data stores in the internal network. When users log on with Receiver from an Android, iPad, or iPhone device, they can download and install the selected app on their device. This provides users with access to the business applications they need at any time.

You use the Citrix MDX Toolkit to create MDX mobile apps. The MDX Toolkit inserts logic and policies into each mobile app. When you upload a mobile app to XenMobile App Edition, the app is validated during installation. You can upload mobile apps that have the extension .mdx.

When the installation is complete, you can then configure specific application details and policy settings in the App Controller management console. Receiver enforces the policies that the MDX Toolkit configured and that you set in App Controller. You can run the MDX Toolkit on Mac OS X Version 10.7 (Lion) and Version 10.8 (Mountain Lion) only.

You configure application details and policy settings in the management console from the Apps & Docs tab.

After you configure the app details and policy settings, the mobile app appears on the Apps & Docs page in the Android or iOS tabs in the left pane. The mobile apps also appear in All Apps in the left pane. The apps are then available for authorized users to download and install on their device.