VMWare’s AirWatch (aka VMWare Workfoce ONE) is a widely used MDM and BYOD use case in the corporate world. Many companies are using it to manage their apps and devices within their organization.
This Knowledge Base explains how you can use Appdome to achieve no-code integration of AirWatch SDK into mobile apps in seconds and thereafter, manage any mobile App using AirWatch.
Thank you for your interest in Appdome and we hope you find this article useful.
About Implementing the AirWatch SDK 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 AirWatch SDK into Mobile Apps, any Android or iOS App – 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) 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 AirWatch SDK or even have access to source code for developing AirWatch SDK capabilities for Android or iOS Apps.
Appdome’s technology adds the full AirWatch SDK into mobile Apps, as well as standards, methods or protocols necessary, to mobile Apps automatically. After using Appdome, mobile Apps will leverage the AirWatch SDK capabilities as if they were natively coded into the App.
Appdome forAirWatch SDK Integration is one of the premier solutions available on Appdome. Using Appdome to Fuse the AirWatch SDK into mobile Apps is simple and fast. Once Fusion is complete, you can deploy the Fused App directly to AirWatch App store and install the Fused App on mobile devices via AirWatch. All data created within the App will be encrypted and protected inside a container, preventing other applications from accessing the App’s data. This allows you to enjoy all the features the AirWatch SDK offers as well as the additional security of Appdome Mobility Suite and BoostEMMTMby Appdome.
Prerequisites for using Appdome for AirWatch SDK
In order to use Appdome’s no code implementation of Airwatch SDK on Appdome, you’ll need:
How to Add AirWatch SDK into Mobile Apps on Appdome
To Fuse your App with the AirWatch SDK, 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 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 AirWatch SDK
Click Management under the Fuse tab. Note: a blue highlight will appear showing the category is active.
Then, find EMM Services under the Enterprise Mobility Management heading.
- Enable or turn “ON” EMM Services and open the drop-down list.
- Next, choose AirWatch SDK from the drop-down list.
- Change the App Bundle ID (optional).
- Change the App Version (optional).
- Change the App Version code (optional).
Configure your app with additional features (optional).
If you’d like or need additional control over the AirWatch SDK implementation or need to configure the implementation in your App, please take a look at the following knowledge base articles:
- Appdome Mobility Suite – provides detailed, gradual control over the AirWatch SDK implementation.
- BoostEMMTM – allows developers and mobility professionals to connect the App to AirWatch browsers, email clients, etc.
- MicroVPN – provides secure, mobile enterprise connectivity for any mobile App (connecting to enterprise SSL, VPN and Proxies).
Each of these features should be added to your selections before you click Fuse My App. That way, sections in these categories are included in the automated integration completed on Appdome.
Fuse the AirWatch SDK into your app
Click “Fuse My App” to complete Appdome’s AirWatch SDK integration to the App.
The technology behind Fuse 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 AirWatch SDK into mobile Apps in seconds.
Congratulations! When your implementation is complete, you’ll see the notice below. You now have a mobile App fully integrated with AirWatch SDK!
Add Context™ to the Appdome-Fused 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 AirWatch Appdome-Fused App (Required)
In order to deploy an Appdome-Fused 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 app and sign locally using your own signing methods.
Deploy the Appdome-Fused App to a Mobile Device
Once you have signed your Appdome-Fused app, you can download to deploy it using your distribution method of choice. Read here on how to Deploy Mobile Apps Integrated with the VMware AirWatch SDK.
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