Add a private app to the app list for Android Enterprise devices using the BlackBerry UEM management console Skip Navigation

Add a private app to the app list for
Android Enterprise
devices using the
BlackBerry UEM
management console

Use these instructions to add internal apps as a private app on
Google Play
to deploy to
Android Enterprise
devices.
In the app list, private apps display the The Google private app icon symbol and your
Android Enterprise
Organization Name is in the Vendor field.
If you have an on-premises
BlackBerry UEM
environment, Specify the shared network location for storing internal apps.
  1. In the management console, on the menu bar, click
    Apps
    .
  2. Click The Add an app icon.
  3. Click
    Google Play
    .
  4. In the left navigation menu, click
    Private apps
    .
  5. Click The Add an app icon.
  6. In the
    Title
    field, type the text that will display on the device.
  7. Click
    Upload APK
    , navigate to the app that you want to add, and click
    Open
    .
  8. Click
    Create
    .
    The web app is created in
    Google Play
    and the app appears on the Private apps tab.
    Google Play
    takes several minutes to upload and verify the .apk file and notify
    UEM
    that the app is ready. When
    UEM
    receives the .apk file, it adds the app to the app list automatically.
  9. In the
    App description
    field, type a description for the app.
  10. To add screen shots of the app, click
    Add
    and browse to the screen shots. The supported image types are .jpg, .jpeg, .png, or .gif.
  11. If you want the app to update automatically on
    Android Enterprise
    devices, select
    Automatically update app on Android Enterprise devices when update available
    .
  12. For apps that support configuration settings, an
    App configuration
    table is displayed. If you want to create an app configuration, complete the following steps:
    1. Click The Add icon to add an app configuration.
    2. Type a name for the app configuration and specify the configuration settings to use.
    3. Click
      Save
      .
    4. If necessary, use the arrows to move the profiles up or down the ranking. When an app is assigned more than once with different app configurations, the app configuration with the higher rank applies.
  13. To filter apps in the app list by category and to organize the apps into categories in the work apps list on users' devices, you can select a category for the app. In the
    Category
    drop-down list, do one of the following:
    Task
    Steps
    Select a category for the app.
    In the drop-down list, select a category.
    Create a category for the app.
    1. Type a name for the category. The new category will appear in the drop-down list with the "new category" label beside it
    2. Press
      Enter
      .
  14. In the
    App rating and review
    drop-down list, perform one of the following actions. When multiple versions of the app exist, the setting specified applies to all versions of the app.
    • If you want users to rate and provide reviews of apps and see all reviews submitted by other users in your environment, select
      Public mode
      .
    • If you want users to only rate and provide reviews of apps, select
      Private mode
      . Users cannot see reviews provided by other users. You can see reviews in the
      UEM
      management console.
    • If you don't want users to rate or provide reviews of apps or see reviews provided by other users, select
      Disabled
      .
  15. Click
    Add
    .
If the app is a
BlackBerry Dynamics
app, create a
BlackBerry Dynamics
app entitlement for the app and assign both the app and the entitlement to users. For more information, see Add an internal BlackBerry Dynamics app entitlement.