Product Documentation

To add Android apps to Device Manager

Dec 21, 2015

To add external apps to Device Manager, you will need the app Web addresses. For example, you can distribute the following apps to your users:

  • Nitrodesk TouchDown For Smartphones (if you have a phone). https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nitrodesk.droid20.nitroid&hl=en
  • Nitrodesk TouchDown HD for Tablets (if you have an Android tablet). https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nitrodesk.honey.nitroid&hl=en
  • Project Viewer. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=cintelic.project.pro&hl=en

To add internal Android apps, you only need to upload Android app files with the .apk extension.

  1. In Device Manager, select the Files tab, click New and then click External APK App.
  2. Click Credentials to add your Google Play Market access credentials. Device Manager uses the credentials to access the proper version of the app you will distribute to your employees.
  3. Click Save.
  4. In the Add an external APK application dialog box, in URL, enter the app Web address and then click Go button to find the app data.
  5. Click Add.
  6. Repeat Steps 1 through 5 for the other apps. The apps appear on the Files tab in Device Manager.
  7. To upload internal apps to Device Manager, click New and then select New App or File.
  8. In the Import a file to the Device Manager database dialog box, click Choose File and then browse to select the Android app file (.apk) to import.
  9. Select from the following options:
    • Execute APK file. Select this option to execute the installation automatically when the file transfer is done.
    • After installation. Select this option to avoid deleting the installation file from the device when the installation is done.
    • Destination folder. Write down the folder where the file should be uploaded. Only Flash Storage and Device Manager Installation folder are available as path prefix for Android devices.
    • If the file already exists. Copy it if the files are different or do not overwrite the existing one. You can also decide to register a comment if needed.
  10. Click Import.