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Installation of apps in different Devices

Hexnode MDM helps in pushing apps to Android, iOS,macOS,Windows and Apple TV. Here we can look into how these apps behave while they are pushed to devices of different platforms.

The table below explains how apps are installed on different platforms:

1. ANDROID

App LG GATE, Samsung Knox, Kyocera, Rooted Devices Other Android Devices
Enterprise App The app is silently installed in the background.

NOTE: Enterprise app is deployed only inside an organization and hence will be unavailable in Google Play.

A popup is shown on the Hexnode MDM application, prompting the user to install the application.
Store App A popup is shown on the Hexnode MDM application, prompting the user to install the application, the user is taken to the play store to install the app. A popup is shown on the Hexnode MDM application, prompting the user to install the application, the user is taken to the play store to install the app.
Web App Web Apps can only be installed when the device is set to Kiosk mode. Web Apps can only be installed when the device is set to Kiosk mode.

2. Apple Devices (iOS and macOS)

App iOS Supervised iOS Non-supervised Mac
Enterprise App The App silently installs in the background. The device receives a notification about the app. Enterprise apps are installed silently, ensure that the device is enrolled in VPP.
Store App The App Silently installs in the background.

Note: The user would be asked to log into their iTunes account for the very first time.

A notification is sent to the user to install the application, the user’s iTunes account would not be charged for the same. A Mac cannot install store apps from MDM.
Web App Web App gets installed only when enabled as a kiosk.
Alternately, A web clip can be included to the iOS device which functions the same way as that of a web app.
Not supported. You cannot push a web app to a Mac.
VPP App The App is installed silently in the background. The App is silently installed in the background. The App is silently installed in the background.

3. Android in the Enterprise (Android for Work)

App Device Owner Profile Owner
Enterprise App The app will be installed silently if the app is set as a private app in the Play store and published to the organization via the Google play console. The app will be installed silently if the app is set as a private app in the Play store and published to the organization via the Google play console.
Store App The app is installed silently in the background. The app is installed silently in the background.
Web App Can only be implemented using the Kiosk mode. Can only be implemented using the Kiosk mode.

4. Windows devices
App installation is supported only on Windows 10 devices.

App Windows Mobile Devices Windows PC
Store App The app installs silently in the background. The app installs silently in the background.

5. Apple TV

App Supervised Apple TV
Enterprise App The app installs silently in the background.
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