Launch Web App from Lockdown

Launch Web App from Lockdown

Hello,

I was looking at another post (Thanks Matt) and saw the reference to building a web app in Managed Google Play. https://discussions.soti.net/thread/chrome-lockdown-disable-url-bar/?reply=be995de4-5e12-479b-837d-c8cdf102fd2a#createpost

A unique icon is created for each app that is built and installed. When using the identify_activity script, they each show (Current activity name: com.android.chrome/org.chromium.chrome.browser.webapps.WebApkActivity) in the log. Has anyone found a way to launch a unique web app created in the play store from a Lockdown? 

Let me clarify that I understand what Surf offers but am always looking for alternative solutions. 

 

Thanks for your time. 

Shawn

 

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Matt Dermody | posted this 24 March 2020

I'm curious to see what other people say but AFAIK you wont be able to reference or place those WebApp directly in the lockdown which is obviously a big detractor. Its unfortunate because I've had clients do all their testing with a manually saved/pinned WebApp and then get very disappointed when I tell them there isn't an efficient way to distribute and manage them at scale. You can launch directly into a full screen webview via the http:// or https:// launcher options in the kiosk but it won't save the WebApp with the icon like you're referring to. 

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Ross , Hathaway | posted this 06 April 2020

If you add a web app to the application catalog you should see the package name similiar to the below if you are creating it with google play iframe

 

 

You just need to leave off the ending &hl=en_GB that should launch the web application.

 

I have had great success with that and combining it with chrome managed configurations.

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Matt Dermody | posted this 06 April 2020

Nice find!

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Shawn T | posted this 09 April 2020

Thanks Ross!

Exactly what I was looking for. I had played with the address but didn't remove enough of it.

Shawn 

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