Product Documentation

To add an external Android app

Dec 21, 2015

For those Android apps that are must have, or that you would like to recommend to your Android users, you can define an Android app definition and then push the app to your users' devices. When your users open the Connect app on their device and tap the Applications folder, they can down the app to their devices. In order to add an external Android app to Device Manager, you will need the complete URL to the app from the Google Play or Amazon app store.

  1. In the Device Manager web console, select the Applications tab.
  2. From the New menu select New > External APK App.
  3. In the Add an external Android application dialog box, enter the following information:
    1. In the Application store drop-down, select either Google Play or Amazon and then specify the URL with a link to the app store.
    2. Click Go to validate the URL link and retrieve application information.
  4. If for some reason the app URL is not recognized, you can click the Credentials button to authenticate with the Google Play store so your managed devices will be recognized and you can add external Android apps to Device Manager. You will need the device ID from an Android phone that is managed by XenMobile Device Manager.
    1. To obtain an Android device ID from a managed Android phone, type *#*#8255#*#* on the Android device phone number pad.
    2. In the Add an external Android application dialog box, click Credentials.
    3. In the Android Market Access Credentials dialog box, enter your Google username and password. This can be the account ID from any valid Google account.
    4. Enter the Android phone device ID you obtained in step a.
    5. Select the Save in database option to store the authentication with Device Manager.
    6. Click Save.
  5. Click Add. The external Android app definition is added to Device Manager. You can add as many apps or app definitions as you want to push to your users' devices. These apps can be pushed to users' devices when add them to a deployment package