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Application Guide Part I: Application Types

Application Types

Each operating system offers different application types, which will be explained in the following table:

Operating System App Type Description
iPhone Enterprise Distribute corporate owned applications with an *.ipa file to end users
App Store Distribute applications from Apple's public App Store. Silverback will force to download and install these apps from the public App Store and/or display a link in the App Portal.  End users will need an personal Apple ID for downloading and installing these apps.
VPP VPP apps will appear automatically in the App Portal when Silverback is connected with your Volume Purchase Program token. Administrators can shop these applications within the Apple Business Manager. 
iPad Enterprise Distribute corporate owned applications with an *.ipa file to end users.
App Store Distribute applications from Apple's public App Store. Silverback will force to download and install these apps from the public App Store and/or display a link in the App Portal.  End users will need an personal Apple ID for downloading and installing these apps.
VPP VPP apps will appear automatically in the App Portal when Silverback is connected with your Volume Purchase Program token. Administrators can shop these applications within the Apple Business Manager. 
iPod Enterprise Distribute corporate owned applications with an *.ipa file to end users.
App Store Distribute applications from Apple's public App Store. Silverback will force to download and install these apps from the public App Store and/or display a link in the App Portal.  End users will need an personal Apple ID for downloading and installing these apps.
Android Enterprise Distribute corporate owned applications with an *.apk file to end users.
Market Distribute applications from Google Play. Silverback will force to download and install these apps from the public Google Play store or display a link in the App Portal.  End users will need an personal Google Account for downloading and installing these apps.
Managed Play Distribute applications from Google Play to the Managed Google Play app store. It is designed for Android Enterprise where end users does not need any personal Google Account for downloading and installing apps. Managed Google Play app store can be seen as a corporate app store for your Android Enterprise Organization. 
Samsung Safe Enterprise Distribute corporate owned applications with an *.apk file to end users.
Market Distribute applications from Google Play. Silverback will force to download and install these apps from the public Google Play store and/or display a link in the App Portal.  End users will need an personal Google Account for downloading and installing these apps.
Managed Play Distribute applications from Google Play to the Managed Google Play app store. It is designed for Android Enterprise where end users does not need any personal Google Account for downloading and installing apps. Managed Google Play app store can be seen as a corporate app store for your Android Enterprise Organization. 
Windows 10 Mobile Enterprise Distribute corporate owned applications with an *.appx file to end users.
Market Distribute applications from Microsoft Store. Silverback will force to download and install these apps from the public Microsoft Store store and/or display a link in the App Portal.  End users will need an personal Microsoft Account  for downloading and installing these apps.
Windows 10 Enterprise Distribute *.msi files to end users.
macOS Enterprise Distribute *.pkg files to end users.

The following chapters will cover the integration and configuration of all applications types into Silverback.

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