How to Remotely Mass Deploy Android Apps to Devices (Sponsored)
Jun 6, 2013 8:00 AM –
3CX Mobile Device Manager is a flexible and easy to implement service that allows a user to remotely manage, locate and administrate mobile devices. From the comfort of a web browser you can control multiple devices in a variety of ways. It’s a great option for network administrators who, in addition to swathes of desktop PCs and laptops to worry about, now also has to ensure the company’s smartphones and tablets are secure and up to date.
This last concern is surely the bane of any network admin- how do you keep several remote smart devices up to date with the latest business-critical applications? What if a new app has to be installed? Is it seriously an option to get the devices back in order to update them? How much of a issue will that be? How is that going to hit productivity?
Thankfully, 3CX Mobile Device Manager has an excellent way around this problem. One of the many features within the service is the ability to manage and even deploy apps to remote devices.
The best thing is that it’s very simple to do.
- First, go to the devices page
- Select the device (or devices) you want to install and app on
- Select the Applications tab. It looks like this:
- Select app from the Google Play Store (insert URL), upload an APK or use app saved in a separate repository
- Click ‘Add’
- Devices are almost immediately alerted to install the application with a notification like the one below:
- Apps just have to be selected to be instantly installed.
And remember, you can send apps from various sources to multiple devices, all with just a few clicks.
Setting up a free 5-device 3CX Mobile Device Manager account is simple. The phone app can be installed as simply as any other via the Google Play Store and all you need to do is create a secure account (usual details) on the website. You link the phone using the account details and the service syncs the two almost immediately (just be sure to then activate the phone link on the website otherwise it doesn’t work).
Learn more about the service and sign up for your free account here.
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