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Install Android App with Hexnode MDM

With Hexnode MDM, you can install remotely, either an app from Google Play or an Enterprise app to multiple devices. You can either add apps to the console to have it installed easily at a later stage or install apps directly from the Play Store.

Add Apps from Google Play

To add an app from Google Play,

Method 1: Add app to MDM console

Add an app to MDM console to have it quickly installed on selected devices at a later stage.

  1. Login to your Hexnode portal.
  2. Go to Apps tab.
  3. Select +Add apps > Store App.
  4. Choose the platform as Android.
  5. Search the app using the search box.
  6. To add an app, click on the Add button to the right of the required app.

Method 2: Install an app from Google Play directly to selected devices

  1. Login to your Hexnode portal.
  2. Go to Manage > Devices and select the devices.
  3. Choose Actions > Install application.
  4. Click on Public Store tab, choose the radio button as Android and search for apps.
  5. Check all apps required and click Done.

Method 3: Install app directly from Google Play to a single device

  1. Login to your Hexnode portal.
  2. Go to Manage > Devices and click on the device name.
  3. On the Device Summary page, choose Actions > Install Application.
  4. Click on Public Store tab and search for apps.
  5. Check all apps required and click Done.

Add Enterprise Apps

With Hexnode, you can add enterprise apps to the App inventory, which can later be pushed to the target devices via remote action or via automated rollout through policy. Enterprise apps can be added either through Manifest URL or using the APK file. Learn more.

Install Apps

Two ways to install any previously added app(s):

  • Go to Manage > Devices , select device(s) > Actions > Install application. Select the app(s) from list and click Done.
  • Go to Manage > Devices and click on a device name. Proceed to Actions > Install application. Select the app(s) from list and click Done.

You can choose to display apps via platform, while you are in the app selection window.

Install Apps from Policies

You can add an app from Policies.

Method 1: Set mandatory apps.

  1. Login to your Hexnode portal.
  2. Go to Policies.
  3. Select an existing policy or create a new on one by clicking New Policy.
  4. Go to Android > App Management > Mandatory Apps. Click Configure.
  5. Click on +Add > select Add Apps or Add Group.
  6. Select the apps already added to App settings. If you’ve created an App Group under Apps > App Groups, then select the app group from the list.
  7. Save and apply the policy to target devices.

Method 2: Select an app catalog.

  1. Login to your Hexnode portal.
  2. Go to Policies.
  3. Select an existing policy or create a new on one by clicking New Policy.
  4. Go to Android > App Management > App Catalogs. Click Configure.
  5. Click on +Add Catalogs, and select the app catalogs created under Apps > App Catalogs.
  6. Save and apply the policy to target devices.
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