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App Catalog Application for Android Devices - Enterprise Mobility Manager 2.1.0 - WSO2 Documentation
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Using the app catalog application in WSO2 EMM you are able to check for applications that you or your Organization made available in the App store, and install them on your device. The functionality of the app catalog is similar to the Android play store. Let's take a look at how it functions.

  • The users must first install the app catalog application on the device from the App store:  https://<EMM_HOST>:<EMM_PORT>/store/

     Click here fore more information on installing and using the app catalog application.

    1. Install the app catalog application on your device from the App store: https://<EMM_HOST>:<EMM_PORT>/store/

       Click here for more information on installing an application, see Installing Mobile Apps.

      You need to log in as a user with the internal/subscriber role to install mobile apps.

      1. Log in to the App Store using the following URL: https://<EMM_HOST>:<EMM_PORT>/store/

      2. Click on the mobile app that you wish to install, and click Install.
      3. Click on the preferred device in the pop-up menu to install and subscribe to the app.
        A success message will be shown when you have successfully subscribed to the application.

      4. Optionally, you can schedule an application installation, if you have installed the system service application on your device.
        1. Clear the Instant Install check box.
        2. Enter a date and time to schedule the installation.
        3. Click Yes.
    2. Tap on the app catalog application to open it, once it's successfully installed.
      You will be navigated to the WSO2 EMM agent and the available applications will be displayed.
    3. Tap INSTALL to start installing the application or tap on the application to proceed to the application details screen.
      In the application details screen, you will get more information on the application. 
      1. Check out the app functionality via the screenshots.
      2. Tap INSTALL to install the application.
      3. Tap READ MORE for more information on the application.
     

  • Once the app catalog is installed on the device it will directly call the services exposed by the WSO2 EMM Agent. The EMM agent will fetch the details of all the available applications, install or uninstall applications based on the request made by the app catalog. 

    The diagram given below will help you understand how the app catalog works in WSO2 EMM.

  • After successfully installing the app catalog, you will access it to install/update applications or get the list of available applications. At that point, it will automatically navigate to the WSO2 EMM agent's screen to list out all the available applications.

The Android app catalog application provides an API to notify external applications of the application download progress. For more information, see Invoking the Application Download Status API.

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