No-Code Integration of BlackBerry Dynamics SDK and BlackBerry Launcher Into Mobile Apps

BlackBerry Dynamics is a widely used EMM/UEM and BYOD use case in the corporate world. Many companies are using it to manage their Apps and devices within their organization. BlackBerry Launcher allows you to organize your Apps, widgets and shortcuts on customized home screen panels for instant access.

This Knowledge Base explains how you can use Appdome to achieve no-code integration of BlackBerry Dynamics SDK and BlackBerry Launcher into mobile Apps in seconds and thereafter, manage any mobile App using BlackBerry Dynamics.

About Integrating the BlackBerry Dynamics SDK and BlackBerry Launcher into Mobile Apps

Appdome is a mobile integration platform as a service (iPaaS) that allows users to add a wide variety of features, SDKs and APIs to Android and iOS Apps. Using a simple ‘click to add’ user interface, Appdome allows anyone to easily implement the BlackBerry Dynamics SDK and BlackBerry Launcher into mobile Apps – instantly, no code or coding required.

Using Appdome, there are no development or coding prerequisites. For example, there is no Appdome SDK, libraries, or plug-ins to implement. The iOS (.ipa) or Android (.apk or .aab) App can be built in any development environment such as xCode for iOS and Android Studio, or non-native environments like Xamarin, Cordova, and React Native. Likewise, there is no requirement to implement any part of the BlackBerry Dynamics SDK or even have access to source code for developing BlackBerry Dynamics SDK capabilities for Android or iOS Apps.

Appdome’s technology adds the complete BlackBerry Dynamics SDK and BlackBerry Launcher into Mobile Apps, as well as standards, methods or protocols necessary, to mobile Apps automatically. After using Appdome, mobile Apps will leverage the BlackBerry Dynamics SDK capabilities and will be able to use the BlackBerry Launcher as if they were natively coded into the App.

Prerequisites for using Appdome to implement BlackBerry Dynamics SDK and BlackBerry Launcher into Mobile Apps

In order to use Appdome’s no-code implementation of BlackBerry Dynamics SDK and BlackBerry Launcher on Appdome, you’ll need:

  • Appdome account. – EXTEND or higher
  • Mobile App (.ipa for iOS, or .apk or .aab for Android).
  • You have a configured and accessible account for BlackBerry Dynamics Console

App Delegation requirements for iOS 13

  • The Blackberry Dynamics Profile assigned to the user account must have UEM Client as the first app in the App authentication delegation.
  • Please make sure the fused app is configured with the iOS app package ID in the iOS tab and ensure once the app settings are saved, you see an iOS icon in the OS column.
  • Easy Activation requires UEM 12.11 MR1 as explained in these Blackberry UEM 12.11 MR1 Release Notes.

How to Add Blackberry Dynamics SDK and BlackBerry Launcher into Mobile Apps using Appdome

To Build your App with the BlackBerry Dynamics SDK and BlackBerry Launcher, follow these simple steps.  Note, the same workflow can be used for either an Android or iOS App.

Upload a Mobile App to Your Account

Please follow these steps to add a mobile app to your Appdome account.
Once you find the .ipa or .apk or .aab file you intend to use, simply select it. The file will be automatically added to the Appdome platform.  Once complete, you’ll see a success message and automatically moved to the next step in the workflow.

Integrate with BlackBerry Dynamics SDK

Click Management under the Build tab.

Then, find EMM Services under the Enterprise Mobility Management heading.

  1. Enable or turn “ON” EMM Services and open the drop-down list.
  2. Next, choose BlackBerry Dynamic SDK from the drop-down list.
  3. Change the App Bundle ID (optional).
  4. Change the App Version (optional).
  5. Verify the GD App ID and GD App Version – BlackBerry has restrictive policies for uploading Apps to Good Control. It must have a unique App ID that follows BlackBerry’s regulations.  Here you can verify and modify the GD App ID and the GD App Version to match the requirements. By default, the GD App ID matches the App’s bundle ID.Customizing BlackBerry SDK using appdome

Configure In-App BlackBerry Launcher 

  1. Open the BoostEMM™ by Appdome section
  2. Enable turn  “ON” In-App BlackBerry Launcher

BlackBerry SDK

3. Click Build My App

The technology behind Build My App has two major elements – (1) a microservice architecture filled with 1000s of code sets needed for mobile integrations, and (2) an adaptive code generation engine that can recognize the development environment, frameworks and methods in each App and match the App to the relevant code-sets needed to add the BlackBerry Dynamics SDK and BlackBerry Launcher to the mobile App in seconds.

Congratulations! When your implementation is complete, you’ll see the notice below. You now have a mobile App fully integrated with BlackBerry Dynamics SDK and BlackBerry Launcher!

Appdome success message for BlackBerry SDK

Add Context™ to the Appdome-Built App

Appdome is a full-featured mobile integration platform. Within Context™, Appdome users can brand the App, including adding a favicon to denote the new service added to the App.

Read here for more on Customize Mobile App Branding and More Without Coding.

Sign the Blackberry SDK and Blackberry Launcher Appdome-Built App (Required)

In order to deploy an Appdome-Built App, it must be signed. Signing iOS apps and Signing Android apps are easy using Appdome. Alternatively, you can use Private Signing, download your unsigned AApp and sign locally using your own signing methods.

Deploy the Appdome-Built App to a Mobile Device

Once you have signed your Appdome-Built App, you can download the App and deploy it using your distribution method of choice.
Read here on how to Deploy Mobile Apps Integrated with the BlackBerry SDK to BlackBerry Control (Good Control).

How Do I Learn More?

Read here for more information on No-Code BlackBerry Dynamics Integration to Mobile Apps and Adding Fused apps to Blackberry Launcher.

To deploy the App using BlackBerry UEM, please follow the steps outlined in the article Deploying Apps Fused with the BlackBerry Dynamics EMM SDK to UEM

To zoom out on this topic, visit  Appdome for Enterprise Mobility on our website.

If you have any questions, please send them our way at support@appdome.com or via the chat window on the Appdome platform.

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