Add or update a web app for Android Enterprise and Android Management devices Skip Navigation

Add or update a web app for
Android Enterprise
and
Android Management
devices

Web apps are
Android
apps that you create using a website address (URL), icon image, and title. When a user opens a web app on their device, the URL opens in the
Google Chrome
browser.
When you add a web app, the
Google
web app system creates an .apk file and hosts it in
Google Play
for users to install in the work profile.
Google
generates the web app app package ID, which starts with "com.google.enterprise.webapp". In the app list,
Google
web apps display the The Google web apps icon symbol and your
Android Enterprise
Organization Name in the Vendor field.
  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
    Web apps
    .
  5. Do one of the following:
    Task
    Steps
    Create a web app.
    1. Click The Google Play Add app icon.
    2. In the
      Title
      field, type the text that will display on the device.
    3. In the
      URL
      field, type the web address of the shortcut. The web address begins with https://.:
    4. Select whether you want the web app to display full screen, standalone, or with minimal UI.
    5. Click
      Upload icon
      and browse for the icon that you want to use for the web app.
    6. Click
      Create
      .
      The web app is created in
      Google Play
      .
      Google Play
      takes several minutes to create the .apk file and send it to
      UEM
      . When
      UEM
      receives the .apk file, it adds the web app to the app list automatically.
    If the app is not added to the app list as expected, follow these steps to manually add it:
    1. From the
      Google Play
      screen (Apps > Add an app > Google Play > web apps icon) select the web app you created previously.
    2. Click
      Select
      at the bottom-right of the screen.
    3. Click
      Add
      .
      The web app displays in the Apps list.
    Update a web app.
    1. Click the web app that you want to update.
    2. Click
      Edit
      .
    3. Update the settings as needed.
    4. Click
      Save
      .
      The web app is created in
      Google Play
      .
      Google Play
      takes several minutes to create the .apk file and send it to
      UEM
      . When
      UEM
      receives the .apk file, it updates the app list automatically.