Adding app to Android Enterprise Homescreen

Adding app to Android Enterprise Homescreen

Hi all,

Is there a way to make an application being automatically pushed to the home screen of the android device ? I've looked the configurations in a profile and couldn't find a possible way to do that. I know it's doable for URL web browser

Thanks in advance,

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DDMOD@SOTI | posted this 03 June 2020

Hi Daniel,

 

Thanks for the interesting post!

What kind of app are you expecting to be pushed to the Home-screen of android device?

How are you pushing that app to the device? 

What is the version of MobiControl are you in?

 

Regards,

 

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Daniel_Infra | posted this 03 June 2020

Thanks for you quick response,

It's applications that we built internally, they are already pushed with profiles (packages build with apk)

We are running Mobicontrol 14.4

 

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JVMOD@SOTI | posted this 03 June 2020

Hello Daniel,

 

Thank you for your response, did you try pushing app using App Catalog Rule it will automatically create shortcut on the homepage.

OR try this script - home_shortcut /add -pkg ""Bundle id""

for example - home_shortcut /add -pkg com.android.chrome

 

Let me know if this works for you.

 

Regards,

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Daniel_Infra | posted this 04 June 2020

Hi,

I've tried a post-install script and pre-install but it didn't worked (note that the package is checked as automatic installation). App gets installed but not on the main screen (only apps screen). We've created a catalog previously for other devices but it also pushed the apps in the app screen.

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JVMOD@SOTI | posted this 04 June 2020

Hello Daniel,

 

Thank you for your response, did you try sending this script home_shortcut /add -pkg com.android.chrome ?

Please try it send from scripts tab and let me know.

 

Regards,

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Daniel_Infra | posted this 04 June 2020

Hi,

I've created a package containing that script then pushed it as a profile. It didn't put the chrome app on the main screen. Neither sending the script directly to the mobile on the device details.

 

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JVMOD@SOTI | posted this 04 June 2020

Hello Daniel,

 

Thank you for your response, when you're sending script directly do you see any error message in the logs?

is it possible for you to send the snippet?

 

Regards,

Technical Support | SOTI Inc. |1.905.624.9828 | support@soti.net | www.soti.net |

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Daniel_Infra | posted this 08 June 2020

Hello,

The profile gets installed but seems that the script isn't support on the device. There's no error message in the logs

What is the snippet ?

Thanks,

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JVMOD@SOTI | posted this 09 June 2020

Hello Daniel,

 

Thank you for your response, unfortunately your device doesn't support the script we have.

For now only option available is to do it manually. I will try to reach out to Product Management team  to know if there is any restriction from OEM side or our side.

 

Regards,

Technical Support | SOTI Inc. |1.905.624.9828 | support@soti.net | www.soti.net |

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Tim Swanson | posted this 10 June 2020

This scrip worked for me, But is there a way I can send a script to add multiple icons to home screen. Or do I need to add one at a time

 

home_shortcut /add -pkg ""Bundle id"",""Bundle id"",""Bundle id""

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