Create app group

  1. On the menu sidebar, under SETTINGS, click App groups and then click the platform for which you want to create the app group.
  2. On the App group page, click Create app group.
  3. On the Edit app group page, enter a Name for the new app group and then click Add app.
  4. In the Edit app dialog box you can either select an app from a list or enter custom app data.
    • To select an app from a list, click App list and then select an app from the list of all apps that are currently installed on the managed devices for the platform you selected.
    • To enter custom app data for an Android app, click Custom and then configure the following information:
      • App name: An arbitrary name that is used to identify the app.
      • Identifier: The package name of the app. The package name can be retrieved from the app's URL in Google Play. For example for the Sophos Mobile Control Android app, the Google Play URL is play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sophos.mobilecontrol.client.android and the package name is com.sophos.mobilecontrol.client.android.
      • Link: For your reference, the URL of the app in Google Play.
    • To enter custom app data for an iOS app, click Custom and then configure the following information:
      • App name: An arbitrary name that is used to identify the app.
      • Identifier: The bundle ID of the app.
    • To enter custom app data for a macOS app, click Custom and then configure the following information:
      • App name: An arbitrary name that is used to identify the app.
      • Identifier: The bundle ID of the app.
      • Link: For your reference, the URL of the app in the App Store.
    • To enter custom app data for a Windows Mobile app, click Custom and then configure the following information:
      • App name: An arbitrary name that is used to identify the app.
      • Link: The URL of the app in Microsoft Store. For example, the URL of the Sophos Mobile Control Windows Mobile app is https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/p/mobile-control-2017/9nblggh51qsj.
      • GUID: If you know the GUID of the app, you can enter it instead of the link. Otherwise, leave this field empty.
    • To enter custom app data for a Windows app, click Custom and then configure the following information:
      • App name: An arbitrary name that is used to identify the app.
      • Identifier: The ID of the app as reported by Windows. For MSI apps, this is the ProductCode GUID of the MSI file. For Microsoft Store apps, this is the Package Family Name (PFN) of the app.
      • Link: For your reference, the URL of the app in Microsoft Store. For example, the URL of the Wikipedia Windows app is https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/p/wikipedia/9wzdncrfhwm4.
  5. After you have selected an app from the list or entered custom app data, click Add to add it to the app group.
  6. Optional Add more apps to the app group.
  7. When you are ready, click Save to save the app group.