Android Deployment

Permissions

With your MDM software, you should be able to auto-grant the four required permissions below.

  • Contacts – to associate results with a device’s host name
  • Location (allow all the time) – to detect if there is a better access point close by
  • Phone – to associate results with a device’s identifier
  • Storage – to check its configuration file

Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Intune)

  • Add Managed Google Play app, 7SIGNAL Mobile Eye Enterprise
  • Create new app configuration policy with permissions and organization ID
  • Assign both to your group

SOTI MobiControl

  • First you will build a package with SOTI's Package Studio. From 7SIGNAL, get the current APK and a configuration file containing your organization ID.
  • Load the package into a profile
  • Assign the profile to your device group

VMWare's Workspace ONE

Adding the Organization ID - 1st method

If you obtain Mobile Eye from Google Play, then with Workspace ONE you may use the ‘Application Configuration’ option, then add an ‘Assignment’ where you can modify the following settings:

Restrictions → Managed Access

Distribution → App Delivery Method → Auto

Application Configuration  → 

  • Configuration Key = organization
  • Value Type = string
  • Configuration Value = YourOrgID

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Adding the Organization ID - 2nd method

Alternatively, you can add a device profile and add it to assigned device groups.

  • Go to DEVICES → Profiles & Resources → Profiles
  • On the General tab, give this profile the name 7SIGNAL Mobile Eye Org ID
  • On the Custom Settings tab, add the following:
<characteristic type="com.airwatch.android.androidwork.app:com.sevensignal.MobileEyeEnt" uuid="568bc89d-1df8-

4ce9-a041-e5a24acdb7ec">

<parm name="organization" value="globalcorp123" type="String"/>

</characteristic>
  • Click Save and Publish

Auto-Launch App - Two Step Process

  • Go to DEVICES → Provisioning → Components → Files/Actions → ADD FILES/ACTIONS
  • Select Android when prompted for the operating system.
  • On the General tab, give it the name 7SIGNAL Mobile Eye Auto Start
  • Go to the Manifest tab, the Action to Perform is Run Intent. Copy and paste the command line to run below.
mode=explicit,broadcast=false,action=android.intent.action.MAIN,package=com.sevensignal.MobileEyeEnt,class=com.sevensignal.MobileEyeEnt.View.MainActivity

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  • Click Save when finished.

Now the second part where we use this newly created action to create a product. Products bundle provisioning components together in Workspace ONE and then can be assigned to groups of devices.

  • Go to DEVICES → Provisioning → Product List View → ADD PRODUCT
  • Select Android when prompted for the operating system.
  • On the General tab, give it the name 7SIGNAL Mobile Eye Product and select the groups of devices that will use this product (called Smart Groups). 
  • On the Manifest tab, click Add.
    • The Action to Perform is File/Action - Install
    • For Files/Actions, select 7SIGNAL Mobile Eye Auto Start (you just created this)
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  • Click Save when finished.

No Connection to Google Play

APK File

Ask your 7SIGNAL account Manager for an APK version of Mobile Eye.

Permissions

If you register Mobile Eye as an internal or private app, then you’ll likely need to manually add the permissions above to the app's manifest. Below is a list of all the permissions in the app’s manifest.

[{“packageName”:”com.sevensignal.MobileEyeEnt”,”permissions”:[{“name”:”android.permission.INTERNET”,”value”:”1″},{“name”:”android.permission.GET_ACCOUNTS”,”value”:”1″},{“name”:”android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE”,”value”:”1″},{“name”:”android.permission.READ_PHONE_STATE”,”value”:”1″},{“name”:”android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE”,”value”:”1″},{“name”:”android.permission.FOREGROUND_SERVICE”,”value”:1″},
{“name”:”android.permission.ACCESS_BACKGROUND_LOCATION”,”value”:1″},
{“name”:”android.permission.ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION”,”value”:”1″},{“name”:”android.permission.ACCESS_WIFI_STATE”,”value”:”1″},{“name”:”android.permission.CHANGE_WIFI_STATE”,”value”:”1″},{“name”:”android.permission.WAKE_LOCK”,”value”:”1″},{“name”:”android.permission.RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED”,”value”:”1″}]}]

Organization ID

If you are not obtaining Mobile Eye from Google Play, then you will likely need to manually enter the Organization ID for each device. 

{“organization”:”globalcorp123″}
  • You can obtain a copy of this file from 7SIGNAL.
  • Edit the file to include your organization's unique ID.
  • You’ll place the file in the ‘Downloads’ directory of the device.
  • The location of the directory depends on the type of device, for example:

sdcard\download

storage\emulated\0\download\

Note on Running App After Install

There are some MDM/EMM solutions that allow you to automatically launch the application after it’s been pushed to the device. In some cases, its a simple checkbox. If not, then you will need to launch the app manually.