There are 5 different install types, which are accessible depending on your Play Store and Kiosk configurations:
- Available: Lists the application in the managed Google Play store accessible from the device. The user can install and uninstall the application anytime
- Blocked: Blocks the installation of the application. The user cannot install the blocked application.
- Force installed: Force installs the application on managed devices. Force installed applications cannot be uninstalled from the device.
- Preinstalled: Preinstalls the application on managed devices. Preinstalled applications can be uninstalled from the device.
- Primary: This must be used in you wish to enable a single app kiosk. This application will be displayed in full screen, hiding all other kiosk applications. This install type can be used if you wish to have a single-app kiosk. Other applications can still run in the background, but won't be displayed on the device.
Read more about the Play Store configuration here.
Read more about the kiosk mode here.
Below is the table of correspondence between install type and configuration:
Quick note how to restrict access to an application on a device. WizyEMM offers three options:
- Restrict the device from only installing whitelisted apps (restricted Play store configuration).
- Open the device to all public apps on Google Play, but block certain applications (open Play store configuration)
- Install an application on the device, but disable it.
Below is a quick explanation of the difference between the install-type Blocked and the option to disable an application.
- Blocked in an application install-type. A blocked application cannot be installed on the device. If the blocked application is already present on the device, then it will be uninstalled.
- Disabled is an option you can select for an application. A disabled application turns grey, and cannot be used anymore. Disabling an application on a device does not delete any application data: the app data remains accessible. Note: certain core Android system applications (e.g. Settings) cannot be disabled. To restrict access to these core system apps, you must give them an install type blocked.