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Add your own (self-hosted) Android apps

  • 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 Self-Hosted, if you want to add your own (self-developed) apps.
A description for adding apps from the Play Store (Managed Google Play) can be found here.

  • Then select your self-developed app (.apk file) by clicking on Select File.

  • Name: Enter the app name.
  • Description: Enter a description of the app.
  • Minimum/Maximum OS version: Specifying a minimum/maximum OS version is optional. If the versions are entered, the app will only be made available to those devices with an operating system that meets these requirements. 
  • App icon: At the bottom, select an icon in .png or .jpg file format with a maxi­mum size of 100 KB (optional). 
  • Managed: Self-Hosted apps are always Managed. Managed apps are apps that can be managed via Cortado. It means that they can, for example, be pushed onto or deleted from the device (please find further information in article: What are managed apps?). 
  • Mandatory: Activate this checkbox, if the use of this app should be compulsory for the users. The app is then pushed onto the user’s device at regular intervals, in case the user may have deleted it.
  • Rollout initially: Enable this checkbox if the app should be pushed to the users‘ devices immediately (regardless of the synchronization interval and regardless of whether the Mandatory checkbox is enabled).The users can then individually delete the app later.
  • Confirm your settings with OK.

You can now find the app in the management console (left column).

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