KACE Cloud Mobile Device Manager
We are excited to announce our most recent update to KACE Cloud Mobile Device Manager!
Our new System Apps for Android feature lets administrators control the visibility of manufacturer-specific (OEM) apps in the work profile of personal Android devices. It allows an OEM app to be treated just like managed Play Store apps, which means data is stored in the work profile and automatically removed when the device is unenrolled.
The new Web apps feature provides a seamless way to connect end users with key company websites. Admins can create and configure iOS and Android Web app shortcuts that can be assigned to devices and used in the same way as standard apps.
And as part of our ongoing effort to improve the end user experience, we’re releasing new maintenance window notifications in the product UI, as well as an updated user experience when adding Android apps from the Google Managed Play Store to KACE Cloud MDM.
System Apps for Android
The System Apps for Android feature was built for admins who need to be able to make an OEM built-in app available in a work profile. Any built-in app included by a device manufacturer can be turned on by default, appearing the same way other company-approved apps do on devices. We do advise checking the Google Play Store for the system app first. If the app is there, downloading through the Play Store will enable updating and/or managed configuration. Also, when adding a system app through KACE Cloud, you will need to locate a package name for the app. We recommend starting with the device manufacturer’s website.
Learn more about System Apps for Android.
Admins can now create iOS and Android web apps in KACE Cloud MDM. With web apps, admins have a seamless way to connect end users with key company websites. Our new feature lets an admin set the URL, icon, and display mode features for a new user-facing web app. The apps are then saved in the App Library in KACE Cloud and can be deployed to any devices.