Creating a Downloadable App
 

In most cases, applications and/or desktops are delivered as streamed apps. However, in some cases it may be necessary to deliver an app as an installer. For instance, if an end user is working in the field and will not have access to the internet.
 

To create a Downloadable App:

  1. Using your preferred web browser, navigate to the URL for your Apporto system (e.g. mycollege.apporto.com) and log in to the system using your Admin credentials to access the App Publishing screen.

  2. Click the Apps  icon in the Navigation panel.
  • The Apps screen displays.

  • The screen shows a listing of all apps currently configured for your Apporto system.
     

      3. Click the New button.

  • The Select the Type of App dialog displays.

      4. Select the Download radio button.

  • The Create App – Click to Download screen displays.

      5. Enter the appropriate values for the app:

NOTE: “Mandatory” fields are identified by a red asterisk (*).

  • Enter the name of the app in the App name text box.

  • Enter the name of the app publisher in the Publisher text box.

  • Enter the version number for the app in the App version text box.

  • If desired, upload a logo for the app:

NOTE: Adding a logo for the app helps making the app visually appealing to the user.

NOTE: Logo files must be less than 5 MB. Allowed file type are png, gif, jpg, or jpeg. Images must be smaller than 100x100 pixels. Images larger than 100x100 pixels are scaled to the allowed size limit.

  • Click the App logo - Browse button. A standard File Upload dialog displays.

  • Locate and select the desired file, then click the Open button. The File Upload dialog closes automatically, and the name of the selected file is shown next to the Browse button.

  • Click the App logo – Upload button to upload the logo file. A “thumbnail” of the logo shows, and the name of the uploaded document displays as a link when the upload is complete.

  • Enter one or more keywords that describe the app in the Tags text box. When entering multiple keywords, separate entries with commas.

NOTE: Keywords allows users to easily search for the application they require.

  • The Tags text box uses “predictive” functionality that suggests previously used keywords as you enter text. Keywords that are new are automatically added to the database for future use.
  • If desired, enter a brief Description of the app, any special instructions related to downloading and installing the app, and/or a Link to vendor website.

  • If appropriate, add a provisioning script for the app:

NOTE: To use the App Store credentials instead of an uploaded provisioning script, select the Use App Store credentials checkbox.

  • Select the Add Provisioning script checkbox. The screen refreshes to display the Add provisioning script upload tools.

  • Click the Add Provisioning script - Browse button. A standard File Upload dialog displays.

  • Locate and select the desired file, then click the Open button. The File Upload dialog closes automatically, and the name of the selected file is shown next to the Browse button.

  • Click the Add Provisioning script – Upload button to upload the provisioning script. The name of the uploaded document displays when the upload is complete.

  • If desired, add a download warning for the app:

NOTE: The download warning is shown when a user attempts to download the app.

  • Select the Add download warning checkbox. The screen refreshes to display the Download warning message text box.

  • Enter the desired download warning in the Download warning message text box.

  • If desired, upload the installer for the app:

NOTE: Alternatively, a downloadable app can be created by skipping this step and entering a download URL below.

  • Click the Installer - Browse button. A standard File Upload dialog displays.

  • Locate and select the desired installer, then click the Open button. The File Upload dialog closes automatically, and the name of the selected file is shown next to the Browse button.

  • Click the Installer – Upload button to upload the installer. The name of the uploaded file displays as a link when the upload is complete.

  • Select the appropriate operating system for the app from the Operating system menu; Windows or OSX (Mac).

  • If you did not upload an installer, enter the URL from which the app can be downloaded in the URL for app executable text box.

  • Use the Environment checkboxes to specify the environments to which you wish to publish the app; DEV, TEST and/or PROD.

  • The DEV checkbox is selected by default, and cannot be deselected.
     

      6. When all necessary information has been entered, click the Submit button to create the app.

  • The App Detail screen for the newly created app displays.

  • The app can now be published to the desired target groups or users.