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Add Android apps from the Google Play Store

  • In the management console select Control Panel→ Apps & Docs.
  • Click on the plus button (left arrow in illus.) and then select Android (right arrow in illus.). 

  • Select Managed Google Play now if you want to add apps from the Play Store. 
A description for adding Self-Hosted Apps can be found here.

Now you can add the following apps:

Apps from the Google Play Store

Your own (self-developed) apps

Web apps (links to websites)

Note! All apps you add as described in the following section can be used for Android kiosk modus.

Add apps from Play Store

Note! Many Android devices that are completely managed with Cortado MDM do not have the camera app (by default) available. If you still want to make a camera available to your users, proceed as described in the following section.

  • Under Search Play Store, enter the name of the app and then click on the Serach button (arrow in illus.).

  • Select the desired app and then click on Approve (arrow in illus.).
  • Click on Close to close the dialog box after adding.

  • You will now find the apps you added through this process in the console, on the left.
  •  Assign the app to the users or group templates.
  • The apps are set to Managed and Mandatory by default and, after being assigned, are consequently pushed onto the users‘ devices.
  • If there are apps you don’t want to assign, select the app and click on Edit (left arrow in illus.).
  • Then clear the Mandatory checkbox (right arrow in illus.).

  • The user can then locate the app in the User Self Service Portal under Apps and in the managed Play Store

If the use of an app is not compulsory (i.e. not Mandatory), but should, none­theless, be initially pushed onto the user’s device, the select Rollout initially. The users can then individually delete the app later.

Add own (self-developed) Apps

You can either upload your own (self-developed) apps in the Google Play Store or add them directly via the Cortado management console. Please note the hints given in the Google Help for creating apps or managing APK files.

  • Under Private apps (left arrow in illus.) click on the Plus button (right arrow in illus.).

Note! Read the advice from Google under Learn more.

  • Allocate a title and upload your app.
  • Then click on Create (arrow in illus.).

  • Enter your email address. 

The app will then be uploaded. However, it may take up to 10 minutes until the app is unlocked by Google. 

  • After the app is released, click Refresh

  • You can now find your app in the left column of the management console. 
  • Assign the app to the users/groups.

Adding web apps

  • Under web apps (left arrow in illus.), click on the Plus button (right arrow in illus.).

Note! You can organise your apps into libraries using the Organize apps button. You can find how to do that in Google help.
  • Enter a title and the URL of the web app and under Display, select how the web app should be displayed on the device.
  • Upload an icon as well.

  • Click on Create to save your work.
  • The release of a web app through Google can take up to 10 minutes. You should therefore firstly set up all the web apps you want to make available to your users and then click on Refresh

  • Following Refresh the newly set up web apps should be displayed in the left column. If that doesn’t occur, wait a short time and then click again on Refresh

The users will then find the web apps on their devices. 

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