Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) solutions offer tunneling to provide secure access to internal resources. However, when developers use webviews inside Android and iOS mobile apps, it often presents several challenges for EMM tunnels, including performance and stability of the connection. Appdome offers in-app webview consolidation to enable web pages displayed or used within a mobile app to be sent through any EMM Tunnel.
This Knowledge Base article provides step-by-step instructions for using Appdome to add webview consolidation to any Android and iOS mobile app, so that web pages inside the app can be sent via the EMM tunnel.
We hope you find this knowledge base useful and enjoy using Appdome!
Adding Webview Consolidation for EMM Tunneling on Appdome
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 integrate EMM SDKs, EMM Tunneling, and webview consolidation to any mobile app – instantly, no code or coding required.
Using Appdome, there are no development or coding prerequisites. For example, there is no SDK, libraries, or plug-ins to implement. There are no required infrastructure changes and no requirement to add EMM browsers or any other browsing component inside the application. Users merely upload a mobile app, select the EMM and Webview Consolidation feature, and click “Fuse My App.” The Appdome technology automatically adds the EMM tunnel, web view consolidation and more automatically, with no manual development work at all. Using Appdome, mobile apps with webviews will send traffic through the EMM tunnel and access secure internal resources as if the capabilities were natively coded into the application.
Prerequisites for using Appdome for Webview Consolidation for EMM Tunneling
In order to use Appdome’s no code implementation of Webview Consolidation on Appdome, you’ll need:
How to Add Webview Consolidation on Appdome
Follow these step-by-step instructions to add Webview Consolidation for EMM Tunneling to any Mobile App:
Upload a Mobile App to Your Account
Please follow these steps to add a mobile app to your Appdome account.
If you don’t have an Appdome account, click here to create an account.
From the “Fuse” tab, Select Webview Consolidation
Select the Fuse Tab. Note: a blue underline will appear showing the step is active
Beneath the Fuse Tab, select Management. Note: a blue highlight will appear showing the category is active.
- Click to open Service Selection under the heading Enterprise Mobility Management
- Enable or toggle “ON” EMM Services
- From the EMM vendor drop-down list, select your EMM service
- Then, enable or toggle “ON” WebView Consolidation under Appdome Mobility Suite, Tunneling Scheme
- Click Fuse My App
The technology behind Fuse My App has two major elements – (1) a micro service 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 application and match the application to the relevant code-sets needed to add Webview Consolidation and EMM tunneling to the mobile app in seconds.
Congratulations! Once Appdome has finished your mobile integration project (usually in 30 seconds), you’ll see the notification below. You now have a mobile app fully integrated with Webview Consolidation and the EMM Tunnel from your selected EMM vendor.
After Adding Webview Consolidation to a Mobile App on Appdome
After you have added Webview Consolidation to any mobile app on Appdome, there are a few additional steps needed to complete your mobile integration project.
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 application.
For more information on the range of options available in Context™, please read this knowledge base article.
Sign the Appdome-Fused Application (Required)
In order to deploy an Appdome-Fused app, it must be signed. Signing iOS app and Signing an Android app are easy using Appdome. Alternatively, you can use Private Signing, download your unsigned application and sign locally using your own signing methods.
Deploy the Appdome-Fused Application to a Mobile Device
Once you have signed your Appdome-Fused application, you can download to deploy it using your distribution method of choice. For more information on deploying your Appdome-Fused apps, please read this knowledge base.
That is it – Enjoy Appdome for EMM with Webview Consolidation in your application!
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