Manage enterprise approved apps with TinyMDM

How to approve applications within your company?

From your admin console, go to the Enterprise approved apps tab and under Apps management, select the type of application you want to approve.


Managed Play Store


From the Managed Play Store box, you can:
1. click on Browse Apps and approve public applications. Then search an application, and click on Approve.
2. click on Private Apps and import an apk, to approve private applications that are compliant with the Play Store regulations. More info
3. click on Private WebApps and create a shortcut URL. More info

TinyMDM Store


From the TinyMDM Store box, you can import your apks as private applications, and manage them remotely, without using the Google Play Store (useful if your application doesn’t meet the Play Store rules, for example). Please refer to this tutorial for more info.

Manufacturer applications


On the Manufacturer applications, you can manage your devices’ built-in applications (calendar, camera, weather…). Please note that applications will be visible here only once your devices will be enrolled. More info.

You can approve as many apps as you want: they will all be authorized company-wide (but you’ll be able to restrict some of them depending on policies later on). All your approved apps are listed at the bottom of the “Enterprise approved apps” page.


Unapprove applications

To disapprove an application, click on Enterprise approved apps.

To delete a public app: among the list of approved apps, click on the app and confirm its deletion by clicking on Ok.
To delete a private app: go on to this tutorial.
To delete a web app: first you need to disapprove the web app by clicking on the icon of the application in the list of Enterprise Approved Apps. Then, you need to click on Private WebApps, select the web app, and confirm its deletion by clicking on Delete at the bottom of the page.
To delete a private app installed through the TinyMDM store: go on to this tutorial.
To delete a native app: click on System apps and uncheck the app.

Can I deploy Paid applications?

The impossibility to deploy paid applications though an MDM solution is a restriction decided by the Google services (Android for work). To work around it, you can reach out to the developers of the apps you’re interested in deploying for licensing options. You can ask the developers to make a version of the app downloadable without upfront payment, which unlocks with a license key that can be pushed via a managed configuration. Or you can agree to licensing externally and they supply an APK file that you can upload as a private app with TinyMDM.