To push out an application to Android devices, we use Tags. Mobile Guardian allows you to mass assign tags to Android applications from the Applications menu. Tags allow you to specify exactly which devices will be eligible to install the app, whilst at the same time allowing you to assign the application to either home owned, school-owned or both types of devices.
Using the self-install option will add the specified application to the My Catalogue section of the Mobile Guardian application on the device. From here, the end user can trigger the installation - think of this like creating your own bespoke app store for each device!
What will you learn?
Adding an Android application
The first step is to add the android application to the Mobile Guardian dashboard.
I. Once logged in, Click on "Applications"
II. Click on “Android” and then from the drop-down menu select “Application Search”
III. Type in the name of the application you are looking for and click on Search
IV. Once search results return, select the "plus" icon to select an application.
Great! Now the app is ready for you to configure the install settings.
Adding settings to an application for installation
After you have searched for and found the new application you want to install, you will be given the option to mass assign tags to it, alternatively, you may select the sliders to mass assign to either all school-owned devices and/or all home owned devices.
To assign tags, please follow the steps that follow:
I. In the Add tags input field, start entering the name of the first tag you want to assign, if an existing tags exists you may select it from the drop-down list. To add a brand new tag, type a tag name, and press Enter to create a new tag.
Note: Tags will be displayed as you add them. Click X if you want to remove a tag.
II. To save the settings you have added, you may now select "Add"
Congratulations, your applications will be added to the My Catalogue section of the Mobile Guardian app at the next device refresh.
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