Adding internal apps for Android Enterprise and Android Management devices Skip Navigation

Adding internal apps for
Android Enterprise
and
Android Management
devices

You can add internal apps for
Android Enterprise
and
Android Management
devices using the
BlackBerry UEM
management console and the
Google Developers Console
. The method you use depends on several factors.
Option
Description
Use this option to host a new internal app as a private app in
Google Play
. This option doesn't require you to purchase a developer account from
Google
. Use this method only in the following circumstances:
  • You are deploying
    Android
    apps only to devices with
    Android Enterprise
    activation types. If you want to make the app available to devices with other
    Android
    activation types, use the
    Google Developers Console
    .
  • You are adding the app to only one
    UEM
    instance or
    UEM Cloud
    tenant. If you plan to add the app to more than one instance or tenant, you can add the app for the first time using this method and use the
    Google Developers Console
    to add it to additional instances or tenants.
  • You are adding a new app to the list. To update an app you have already added using this method, see Update a private app for Android Enterprise devices.
This method involves using the
Google Developers Console
and requires the purchase of a developer account from
Google
. Use this method in the following circumstances:
  • You want to add the app to more than one
    UEM
    instance or tenant.
  • You are updating an app that you have previously added using the
    Google Developers Console
    .
  • Your organization does not allow
    Google Play
    in the work profile.
Using this method, you can upload an .apk file to be hosted in
Google Play
, or you can host the app locally and upload a .json file to the
Google Developers Console
.