The Applications tab enables FAMOC user to manage components, which may be installed on mobile devices. All applications added to the system can be sorted by using the chosen column. At first glance, it is possible to notice details such as application’s icon, version, group, target platform or source. It is possible to customize which columns are displayed.
Applications list view
Applications list – grid view
Select button – by clicking this button you select all applications from the list.
Selected applications count – visible when activated.
Add new application – opens the action box.
Search module – allows to search for applications by name.
Export data - allows to create list of selected apps with selected data from columns in .csv or .txt format.
Filters - allows to filter app list by Installation source (Google Play Store, App Store, Managed Google Play, In-house app), Major app groups (Application groups to which the most applications have been assigned) or Installation destination (Work Profile or Personal part).
Table settings – allows to add or remove columns from the applications tab view.
Select grid view - changes the view of applications list to icons grid view.
Selecting an application from the list allows administrator to perform actions for multiple components at the same time.
Applications list – selected items
Customizing applications list
There is a possibility to customize which columns are displayed, by using the Customize table view button . All available columns are listed on the left side of the Action box, while columns currently visible in the Applications list are displayed on the right side. The administrator can drag and drop any column to change the order or the list of displayed columns. To save changes press Save.
Customizing applications view
The administrator can view detailed information about an application and edit some parameters such as: application name, version, group etc., by pressing a chosen field.
Applications details view
Editing applications name
Basic actions are available on the menu above application description or when an item is selected in the APPLICATIONS tab. The complete list of all management operations can be found in the Action Box which can be accessed from the menu by pressing .
Figure 40 Action box in application details
Actions available in the APPLICATIONS tab and Action box.
Clicking the app name allows to edit it. Refresh button allows to update app data from store.
In the tabs below you can edit some of the app settings.
In the Details tab you can edit Package name and provide the IP number via which the app could be installed.
You can also define external source for the app by providing URL with the APK file and set to install app only when WiFi is active.
You can also add app installation to the Quick actions menu. If you do so it will be available on the Device screen. You can edit the action name and select roles which will be able to perform created operation.
You can also edit the app description.
In the Availability tab you can select for which users the app will be available in a corporate store. You can also select to install it or upgrade it automatically.
You can also assign platforms (OS), device models and groups to the app.
In the Screenshots tab you can add or remove screenshots that will be displayed in the store.
In the Logs tab you can see all the operations related to the app (when the app was Installed, Uninstalled, Run).
In the Target devices tab you can see all devices where the app is installed.
Finally, in the Configurations tab you can preconfigure apps so they will be installed on the device with specified settings.
For the iOS apps you can upload file with configuration parameters (xml file in .plist format) and maintain the custom values (nested parameters are supported).
For the Android apps you can use Managed configuration which are explained below.
Some apps include built-in settings templates, which can be configured and implemented remotely on a device. This option is available only for apps that:
have this feature enabled by its developer;
have been enabled for Managed GooglePlay store in FAMOC (refresh the page once you have marked appropriate field).
Application details with Android Managed Configurations enabled
To use this settings choose Android Managed Configuration method and click Add in the section on the right.
Available settings depend on the app. On the screenshot below you can see an example of settings for the Chrome browser.
Android Managed Configurations window
Managed Configurations are available only for apps that support this feature. App developers define which features and setting will be available in Managed Configurations template. FAMOC administrator can freely specify this configuration within given options. Once the settings are configured according to your needs click Save. Configuration will be imported to Managed Google Play and app will be updated on all devices with the new configuration.
Adding a new application to FAMOC
To add an application to the system, use Add application button in the APPLICATIONS tab. It displays an action box which will be used to choose the source of the application. The following steps need to be performed:
Select the source of the application, which may be Google Play, Apple App Store or in-house application.
Adding new application
When choosing Google Play or Apple App Store as a source, FAMOC displays the action box. Input the name of the application in the search box and wait while the system loads search results. The applications associated with entered name will be found and displayed.
Choose the application that you were looking for. Decide if the application should be available in the corporate store and select the application group. Finish by pressing Apply.
Adding the application from the Google Play or Apple App Store
You can also add an application by custom method.
If you choose ‘Add in-house application’ option you will see a panel to provide basic data and upload application file. Required fields are marked with messages. Click on the ‘Create’ button and your application will be shown on the list.
Adding in-house application
The administrator can add "install application" to "quick action". To add click the application you want to add. Then turn the quick action toggle "Set as install action" on and name your quick action. You also have to select the role which can run created action. Click Save.
Setting up app install as quick action
To install application using quick action" go to Devices, then select the devices you want to distribute the app to. Once the Action box opens choose "quick action" from the list on the left and install previously selected app. Click confirm and Apply.
Action box - quick installation of custom app
The app will be installed on the chosen device or device group.
FAMOC uses VirusTotal services to validate apps security reputation. Information about package including package_name and md5 hash are sent to VT servers which generates app report.
Report is based on a result of many antivirus scans. Downloaded information consist of number of performed scans and risk detections. Depending on the results, app is given appropriate security reputation level.
Reputation details view
For each VT report you can view a summary (example).
There are five reputation levels:
UNKNOWN - (grey)
OK - (green) Trustworthy
INFO - (blue) Low risk
WARNING - (yellow) Suspicious
ERROR - (red) Dangerous
Reputation levels are based on the following thresholds:
0 positive detections: OK
up to 10% INFO
10% -50% WARNING
You can see app reputation in Device details, under Applications tab. Click the shield icon on the apps list. Color of the shield corresponds to the level of risk.
Managed Google Play
This subtab gives allows to preview Managed Google Play. You can search for any apps, add private apps and publish web apps (website shortcuts as apps). In the search field you can search apps by name.
Once you found the app you are looking for you can preview its permissions and approve them so the app will not be asking for permissions on a device. When you do it, you will be asked to decide whether you wish to keep the app approved when app requests new permissions or to revoke app approval when this app requests new permissions. Once the permissions are approved you can add the app to Managed Google Play by clicking Select. Then you will be automatically redirected to the app details page. Clicking Unapprove will revoke app permissions and remove it from the store.
In the Private apps tab, you can add your own .apk applications to the store. To do this, click the plus icon in the bottom right corner of the screen, then enter the application name and upload the APK file. To confirm adding the application, click the Create button.
In the Web apps tab you can create a shortcut to a specific URL that will be displayed on the device in the form of an application. The tab allows you to enter the Title, URL, specify the display of the application on the device and send the icon in .png or .jpg format, under which the application will be displayed on the screen of the device.