Mobile Device Management: Do It Yourself

When talking about mobile device management, many people have in mind a complex, almost inoperable solution without the presence of a specialist.

Mobile device management: do it yourself

In some contexts that’s the way it is. Especially with solutions on premise (installed in the company’s internal server infrastructure). This model requires someone who administers these servers to have a good level of knowledge to ensure that everything works to the satisfaction without being dependent on third parties. As the costs for deployment and maintenance are relatively high, it ends up being an adoption justified only for large companies.

However, in recent years and with the popularization of cloud solutions this scenario has changed. Today, it is possible for any company, of any size, to know a cloud solution over the internet, to test in production before they even hire and then to hire only the desired quantity considering the current base of devices. Has the base increased? Add devices on the license! That simple. The operation has also been very facilitated. With dashboards that are simpler (but no less complex), these current solutions can deliver a better user experience for your IT professionals, even if they are not mobility experts. A good example is cloud4mobile itself, which has all been developed to enable self-service.

But after all, which is better? The “do it yourself” model or hire a specialist?

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Launcher Android: isolating applications in cloud4mobile

Launcher cloud4mobile for Android

The custom Android Launcher is one of the most demanded features in a mobile device management solution. Its main function is to create an interface that acts as a cover, allowing the user to access only the applications authorized by the company. In addition, it has the option of blocking the notification bar, avoiding the possibility of “leaks”.

Until a few days ago, cloud4mobile only offered the launcher option for Samsung and LG devices, using special APIs. Now it’s officially available version that extends the features to suit any Android device.

See more about the Samsung special features for cloud4mobile (in portuguese).

Without further ado, let’s explain below with a step by step, how to configure your Android launcher:

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