Manage applications

On the Category menu, select Applications, and then select Manage applications to go to the Application Management view. Here you can view all published applications, and manage applications both on Google Play store and locally in your private app store.

View all applications

To view all published applications in the domain, navigate to the Application Management view. A list of all applications in the domain is displayed on the All applications tab.

For each application the following information is shown:

  • Name - The name of the application.

  • App store - The name of the store hosting the application.

  • Supported platform - The platform supported by the application.

  • Permission status - Indicates if the application must be reapproved due to new app permission requests.

View detailed information about an application by selecting the row in the list.

Manage applications on Google Play store

Google Play store applications can be managed directly via the Snow Device Manager user interface. Navigate to the Application Management view and select the Google Play EMM applications tab. The Google Play website connected to the Google EMM service for the Snow Device Manager domain is displayed inside the tab. Manage the applications according to the instructions from Google Play.

Note

For this function to be available, the Google EMM service must be configured in the Domain administrator, see User Guide: Domain Administration for Snow Device Manager 6, in the Snow Knowledge Base, which is available for customers and partners.

Publish a privately hosted application on Google Play store

To publish a privately hosted application on Google Play store:

  1. On the All applications tab, select Add self-hosted app in the upper-right corner, and then select Google Play EMM.

  2. Upload the .apk file for the application. You can either drag and drop the file in the Select valid .apk file area, or select Select a file and then browse for the file.

  3. In the Download URL for application box, enter the URL from which the .apk file can be downloaded.

    Note

    If you do not have a place to host .apk files and from which they can be downloaded, you can add the application to your SDM private store and use the download URL created in the process, see Add a privately hosted application. You will find the URL on the Application details page for the added application.

  4. Select Generate JSON.

    A JSON file for the application is generated.

  5. Select See JSON file, and then select either Download JSON, or Copy to clipboard.

  6. Go to your Google Play console Admin account and follow the steps for creating an application:

    • Fill in the mandatory sections Store Listing, Content Rating, App Content, Pricing and distribution.

    • In the App release section, and under Manage, upload the JSON file that was downloaded or copied in Step 5.

When the application has been approved by Google, it will be displayed on Google Play store.

Manage your privately hosted applications

To manage your privately hosted applications, navigate to the Application Management view and select the Enterprise applications tab.

A list of all privately hosted applications is displayed.

Note

For this function to be available, the SDM Private AppStore service must be configured in the Domain administrator, see User Guide: Domain Administration for Snow Device Manager 6, in the Snow Knowledge Base, which is available for customers and partners.

Add a privately hosted application

To add an application to your private store:

  1. On the All applications tab, or the Enterprise applications tab, select Add self-hosted app in the upper-right corner, and then select Enterprise.

  2. Upload the .apk or .ipa file (max 120 MB) for the application. You can either drag and drop the file in the file upload area, or select Select a file and then browse for the file.

  3. Select Publish.

    A message, stating that the application was successfully published, appears.

  4. Select Close the editor.

    The application will now be visible in the list of available applications when creating an application package, see Create and add application package to user group.

Delete a privately hosted application

To delete a privately hosted application:

  1. On the All applications tab, or the Enterprise applications tab, select the application row from the list of applications.

    The Application details view appears.

  2. Select Delete application in the top-right corner.

    A dialog box, warning that packages might be impacted if the application is deleted, appears.

  3. Select Yes, delete application.

    The application is deleted from the Snow Device Manager domain.