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An App Catalog is an application that your users run on their mobile devices to find and install their corporate mobile apps. Apperian offers web and native App Catalogs for many modern mobile platforms; for a list of specific devices and operating system versions, see Supported Platforms.

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Web App Catalog

The web App Catalog provides a web-based application for viewing and installing apps on any device. It provides a familiar user experience on each device and behaves very much like Apperian's native App Catalogs. On Apple and Windows devices, the web App Catalog resembles the native iOS App Catalog; on Android and Blackberry devices it resembles the native Android App Catalog.

The web App Catalog is available for use immediately after an organization registers with Apperian. There is nothing for you to create or download; you are able to get started with EASE in minutes. (If you are new to EASE, see Getting Started with EASE for a quick introduction.)

To find the URL used to access your organization's web App Catalog, go to the Applications page and click the Details link for the web App Catalog. The App Catalog Deep Link field displays the URL.

The URL is created automatically using the name of your organization. For example, https://examplecompany.appcatalog.apperian.com. If you want to change the domain name in the URL, contact Apperian Customer Support.

Native App Catalogs

Native App Catalogs are applications built for a specific mobile platform (iOS, Android, etc). Native App Catalogs provide users with a more familiar mobile user experience, and offer some functionality that is not available with the web App Catalog. For example, iOS and Android native App Catalogs support push notifications to automatically notify users when app updates are available.

Note

Unlike the web App Catalog, native App Catalogs are not automatically created for your account. To use native App Catalogs, you need to obtain the apps from Apperian; there is a separate App Catalog app for each of the supported platforms.

When you implement native App Catalogs, you can continue to use the web App Catalog to provide a solution for users who do not have supported devices. For example, users can run the web App Catalog on BlackBerry devices.

For more information on implementing native App Catalogs, see Using Native App Catalogs.

Windows Phone/Windows Mobile and Windows 8 & 10

The Windows and Windows Phone/Windows Mobile App Catalogs offer a subset of the functionality supported with iOS and Android native app catalogs.

 

 Click here for a summary of functions supported with the Windows App Catalogs
  • Run web apps
  • Install public native apps (by linking to the Windows Phone or Windows Store)
  • Install private native apps
  • Update private native apps
  • Open native apps directly from the App Catalog
  • List all available apps
  • List apps by category
  • List popular apps (apps with the most downloads)
  • List and install app updates (a badge displays on the Updates tab when an app update is available)
  • Search for apps
  • Like/Dislike and review apps

Branding App Catalogs

You can customize components of the App Catalogs to incorporate corporate branding and enhance your users' experience. For example, you can provide custom images for the App Catalog icons, launch screen, and header and footer. For more information on branding, see Branding App Catalogs.

Multiple App Catalogs on the Same Device

Users can install multiple App Catalogs on the same device as long as the catalogs have separate bundle IDs (iOS) or package IDs (Android), which is the case when a user is installing App Catalogs built for different organizations. If you are interested in deploying multiple catalogs to any of your users, see Multiple App Catalogs on the Same Device to understand the requirements