Adding a web app for Android Enterprise

Web apps are website shortcuts that are distributed as Android native apps. You can add and distribute web apps as regular Android apps for Android Enterprise devices from Managed Google Play. The webapps are launched in a browser in the selected display mode with the pre-defined URL target. This feature is supported on all Android Enterprise deployment scenarios: Device Owner (DO), Profile Owner (PO), and Corporate-Owned Single-Use (COSU).

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Follow these steps to add web apps to App Catalog:


  1. From the MaaS360® Portal Home page, select Apps > Catalog.
  2. Click Add, expand the Android section, and then select Web App for Android Enterprise.
    The Manage Private Google Play Webapps window is displayed and Managed Google Play iframe is loaded.
  3. Click Create (+ icon).
  4. Enter the Title, URL, Display mode, and Icon.
    Web app add
  5. Click Create.
    The web app might take up to 10 minutes to publish.
  6. Select the Policies and Distribution tab and provide the following details:
    Option Description
    Remove App on The app is automatically removed when distribution to a specific distribution list is stopped.
    Install Settings Instant Install: The app is automatically downloaded and installed on Android Enterprise devices.
    Distribute to The devices that receive the app. Use the plus icon to add multiple distributions. MaaS360 allows you to distribute an app to devices in the following ways:
    • None: The app is loaded in the App Catalog, but the app is not distributed to devices immediately.
    • Specific Device: The app is loaded in the App Catalog and deployed to a specific device.
    • Group: The app is deployed to a group of devices.
    • All Devices: All devices receive the app.
    MaaS360 supports the following distribution options:
    • Send Email: MaaS360 sends the recipient an email about the new app.
    • Track to distribute: The pre-release version (production, alpha, or beta) of the app that you want to distribute.
  7. Click Add.
    The web app is successfully added to the App Catalog. It takes upto 10 minutes for the app to publish.