Product Documentation

Connecting to the Worx App Gallery

Nov 12, 2013

Citrix hosts the Worx App Gallery on the Citrix web site. The Worx App Gallery provides information for vendors who want to partner with Citrix to provide enterprise-ready mobile apps. The Worx App Gallery also contains a marketplace of Worx-enabled mobile apps for Android and iOS 6 or iOS 7 devices. You can request a demonstration for some listed apps. Others are wrapped and ready to download to your computer as .mdx files.

When you download the MDX mobile app from the Worx App Gallery, you save it to your computer, and then you upload the app to App Controller where you can then configure settings and policies for the app.

You can access the Worx App Gallery on Citrix.com or from within the App Controller management console.

To connect to the Worx App Gallery from App Controller

  1. In the App Controller management console, click the App & Docs tab.
  2. Under APPS, click App Marketplace.

    The Worx App Gallery opens in a browser window.

To upload Android and iOS mobile apps

When you receive an Android or iOS mobile app, you can upload it to App Controller. After you upload the app, you can configure app details and policy settings in App Controller to define when and how users download and start the wrapped app.

  1. In the App Controller management console, click the Apps & Docs tab.
  2. In the left pane, under Apps & Docs > APPS, do one of the following:
    1. Click Android Apps and then in the right pane, click the plus (+) sign.
    2. Click iOS Apps and then in the right pane, click the plus (+) sign.
  3. In the Upload Mobile App dialog box, under Select an MDX or APK file to upload, click Browse.
  4. Navigate to the app file on your computer, click Open and then click Next.
App Controller validates the installation. When App Controller is finished, the Mobile App Details dialog box opens and allows you to configure details and policy settings for the app.

To configure settings for iOS mobile apps

After you upload the iOS mobile app to XenMobile App Edition, the Mobile Apps Details dialog box appears. You can use the following procedure to configure the settings.

  1. On the Details page, configure the following:
    1. In Excluded devices, entering the device operating system that is excluded from using the app. This is an optional field. If you enter the device, use either iPad or iPhone. Do not use device-specific names, such as iPad 3 or iPhone 4S.
    2. In Category, select the category to which the app is assigned, for example, AllUsers or Finance. This is an optional field.
    3. In Assigned role, select the role that applies to the app. This is a mandatory field. The default role is AllUsers.
      Important: Citrix recommends that you do not change the default settings on the Details page.
    4. Select Require app installation to install the app on the user device.
    5. Select Paid through public app store if users purchase the app from the Apple App Store.
      Note: When you enable this setting, when users try to install the app, they are redirected to the public app store, where they can purchase and install the app. Also, App Controller disables the Require app installation setting.
  2. Click Next.
  3. If the application requires approvals for users, on the Workflow page, click Requires approval and then do one of the following:
    1. If you are creating a new workflow, in Workflow name, type a name for the workflow and then click Next.
    2. If you are using an existing workflow, in Create new workflow, and then select the workflow.
  4. If you are creating a new workflow, on the Manager Approvals page, do the following:
    1. Under Manager Approvals, in Levels of manager approval, select how many levels of approvals that are required for user account management.
    2. Under Additional Approvers, in Enter additional required approvers, type a name and then select the individual from the list that appears. Click the green plus (+) sign to add the approver and then click Next. Adding additional approvers is an optional step.
  5. On the Mobile App Policies page, configure the settings that appear. For definitions of the policy settings, see the iOS policies topic in this section.
  6. Click Save.

To configure settings for Android mobile apps

After you upload the Android mobile app to App Controller, the Mobile Apps Details dialog box appears. You can use the following procedure to configure the settings.

  1. On the Details page, configure the following:
    1. In Excluded devices, entering the device operating system that is excluded from using the app. This is an optional field. If you enter the device, use the manufacturer name and model, such as Samsung HTC. Do not use the Android operating system version.
    2. In Category, select the category in which the app appears in Citrix Receiver. This is an optional field.
    3. In Assigned role, select the role that applies to the app. This is a mandatory field. The default role is AllUsers.
    4. Select Require app installation to install the app on the user device.
  2. Click Next.
  3. If the application requires approvals for users, on the Workflow page, click Requires approval and then do one of the following:
    1. If you are creating a new workflow, in Workflow name, type a name for the workflow and then click Next.
    2. If you are using an existing workflow, in Create new workflow and then select the workflow.
  4. If you are creating a new workflow, on the Manager Approvals page, do the following:
    1. Under Manager Approvals, in Levels of manager approval, select how many levels of approvals that are required for user account management.
    2. Under Additional Approvers, in Enter additional required approvers, type a name and then select the individual from the list that appears. Click the green plus (+) sign to add the approver and then click Next. Adding additional approvers is an optional step.
  5. On the Mobile App Policies page, configure the settings that appear. For details about Android policies, see the topic in this section.
  6. Click Save.

To edit mobile app settings

You can edit the settings for mobile apps at any time in App Controller.

  1. In the management console, click the Apps & Docs tab.
  2. In the navigation pane, click Android Apps or iOS Apps.
  3. In the right pane, click the mobile app.
  4. In the dialog box, click the pencil icon to edit the settings.
  5. In the Mobile Apps Details dialog box, change the settings you want and then click Next to edit the policy settings.
  6. Finish changing your settings and then click Save.