Product Documentation

To add a public app store app to XenMobile

Jul 31, 2015

You can add free or paid apps to XenMobile that are available in a public app store, such as iTunes or GooglePlay. For example, GoToMeeting.

  1. In the XenMobile console, click Configure > Apps. The Apps screen appears.



  2. Click Add.
  3. In the Add App screen, click Public App Store.



  4. On the App Information page, enter a Name and then provide a Description for the app. These fields are used for internal purposes. If you are adding apps for multiple devices (for example, iPhone, iPad, and GooglePlay), use the check boxes in the left portion of the screen to select them.



  5. In the App category list, click the App category.
  6. Click Next.
  7. On the Platform screen for the platform type, in the search field, type an app name or keyword to locate the app you want to add. For example, if you chose to add an iPhone app, the XenMobile console searches for apps related to iPhone devices. If you chose to add apps for multiple platforms, results appear for each one.



    In the following figure, apps matching the search criteria appear (for example, GoToMeeting).



  8. Click an app in the results to configure how it appears in the store. On the App Details screen, the fields are pre-populated with information related to the chosen app (including the name, description, version number and image associated). If necessary, change the name and description for the app.



    1. In Remove app if MDM profile is removed, click ON if you would like to remove the app if the MDM profile is removed. By default, this option is ON.
    2. In Prevent app data backup, click ON if you would like to prevent the app from backing up data. By default, this option is ON.
    3. In Paid app, the field is preconfigured and cannot be changed.
  9. Expand Deployment Rules. The Base tab appears by default.

     

    Deployment rules

     

    1. In the lists, click options to determine when the app should be deployed.
      1. You can choose to deploy the app when all conditions are met or when any conditions are met. The default option is All.
      2. Click New Rule to define the conditions.
      3. In the lists, click the conditions, such as Device ownership and BYOD, as shown in the preceding figure.
      4. Click New Rule again if you want to add more conditions. You can add as many conditions as you would like.
    2. Click the Advanced tab to combine the rules with Boolean options.

       

      Start advanced deployment rules

       

      The conditions you chose on the Base tab appear.
    3. You can use more advanced Boolean logic to combine, edit, or add rules.
      1. Click AND, OR, or NOT.
      2. In the lists that appear, choose the conditions that you want to add to the rule and then click the Plus sign (+) on the right-hand side to add the condition to the rule.

        At any time, you can click to select a condition and then click EDIT to change the condition or Delete to remove the condition.

      3. Click New Rule again if you want to add more conditions.

        In this example, the device ownership must be BYOD, the device local encryption must be True, the device must be passcode compliant, and the device mobile country code cannot be only Andorra.

        Advanced deployment rules

         

  10. Expand Worx Store Configuration to add an FAQ for the app, or add screen captures to help classify the app in the Worx Store. The graphic you upload must be of the type PNG. You cannot upload a GIF or JPEG image.



    In Allow app ratings, click ON to permit a user to rate the app.
  11. In Allow app comments, click ON to permit users to comment about the selected app.
  12. Expand Volume Purchase Program and then in the VPP license list, click Upload a VPP license file if you want to enable XenMobile to apply a VPP license for the app.



  13. Click Next and then repeat steps 7 to 16 for each platform type for which you want to add public apps.
  14. On the Approvals page, in the Workflow to use list, optionally click a workflow or click Create a new workflow.



  15. When you create a new workflow, the XenMobile console changes to display configuration options for the approval process. Each of these fields is described in the following steps.
    1. Specify a name for the workflow.
    2. Optionally enter a description.
    3. In Email Approval Templates field, click a notification option. Click the eye icon to preview the template you chose.



    4. In Levels of manager approval, click the level from None to 3. .
    5. In Select Active Directory domain, click the domain.
    6. In Find additional required approvers, optionally enter additional required approvers and then click Search.
  16. Click Next.
  17. On the Delivery Groups Assignment page, optionally assign the app to one or more delivery groups.



  18. In Choose delivery groups, search for a delivery group (or groups). Select the All Users checkbox to assign the app to each XenMobile user.
  19. Expand Deployment Schedule to further refine the delivery group.
    1. Deploy: Click ON to enable a deployment schedule.
    2. Deployment Schedule: Click Now or Later to set the eployment schedule .
    3. Deployment condition: Click to deploy the app on every connection, or only when the previous deployment has failed.
    4. In Deploy for always-on connections, click ON to deploy when the always-on connection policy is set.
      Note: This option applies when you have also configured global background deployment keys in the Server Properties section in the Settings area of the XenMobile console. The always-on scheduled policy is not available for iOS devices
  20. Click Save. The XenMobile console applies the app information.