Add web app

You can add website shortcuts as web apps to managed Google Play.

A web app is an Android app that you create using a start URL, an icon, and a title. When a user opens a web app, the start URL opens in Chrome. The user can then navigate to other URLs.

You can configure if the Chrome address bar and the device’s navigation buttons are visible.

Note When you assign a Google Play configuration to a device to give users access to all apps from Google Play, they can’t install web apps. You can still install web apps through Sophos Mobile.

To add a web app:

  1. On the menu sidebar, under CONFIGURE, select Apps > Android.
  2. On the Apps - Android Enterprise page, select Open managed Google Play.
  3. In the Managed Google Play window, select Web apps from the sidebar.
  4. Select the Plus icon and then configure the app settings.
  5. Select Create.
    It can take up to 10 minutes before the app is available in managed Google Play.
  6. Close the Managed Google Play window.
  7. Select Retrieve app list from Google to synchronize the changes you’ve made in managed Google Play.
  8. Wait for a few seconds and then re-open the page.
    After synchronization is completed, the app appears in the list.
  9. Select the app.
  10. On the Edit approved app page, configure the page and location of the app in your users’ Google Play Store app.

    You can configure up to 30 categories per page and up to 100 apps per category.

  11. Click Save.
  12. Select Send app settings to Google to make the changes available to your users.