>> To deploy a private app (apk)
– Go in the Enterprise approved apps tab and click on Private app
– Click on the + button at the bottom right of the GooglePlay window.
– Enter your file name and click on Upload APK. Select your APK file, wait a few seconds and click on Create. Done! Your private app will be visible in your Enterprise Approved App list.
Please make sure the apk is well signed by the developer, is not is debug mode, and respects the rules of Play Store. If you got the error message “Upload a new APK file with a different package name” : please make sure that the package ID of the apk is unique and doesn’t already exist in the Play Store. For example, Gmail package ID on the Play Store is id=com.google.android.gm, so you won’t be able to deploy a private app with the same package ID. If this happens to you, please ask your developer to rename the package ID and try again to upload your private app.
>> To update a private app
– Go in the Enterprise approved apps > Private app and click on the private app you need to update
– Click on Edit and upload the .apk file that includes the new version
– Wait a few minutes before pushing the update on managed devices through the security policy
>> To reapprove a private app
In case you mistakenly disapproved a private app from your Enterprise approved apps list, you can reapprouve it by:
– Entering its package name in the field App package name
– Going to the Play Store (Browse Apps) and entering its name (the private app is only visible by your company)
>> To delete a private app
If you delete your private app from the Google Play iframe, you won’t be able to upload it again with the same package name on the Play Store.