Upload & Distribute Private Apps

A private app is an app that’s only available to an enterprise’s users. Private apps are fully compatible with managed Google Play. An enterprise can publish private apps to its managed Google Play store and install private apps remotely to users’ devices.
The Private apps page allows you to publish and manage private apps directly from your EMM console. Specify your app name in the Title field, and upload your APK file. To streamline private app publishing for you, the page:
  • Silently creates a Play Console account on behalf of the enterprise and grants admin access to IT admins.
  • Waives the $25 USD Play Console registration fee previously required to publish apps.
  • Requires only an app’s APK and title.
  • Publishes apps in as little as 10 minutes (compared to 2 hours in the Play Console).
Note: Apps published from the Private apps page can never be made public.

Upload Private Apps to Your Managed PlayStore:

Uploading a private app from CubiLock console is quite simple and easy. From your CubiLock dashboard:
  1. 1.
    Head over to the PlayStore Apps page, under Application Management
  2. 2.
    Select Private Apps from iframe
  3. 3.
    On the bottom right corner, click on the plus sign
  4. 4.
    Specify your app name in the Title field, and upload your APK file
  5. 5.
    Click on the button Create
Specify your app name in the Title field, and upload your APK file.
Once your application has been uploaded to your managed Google Play store, you still need to select it for management. To do so, simply click on your application, then click on the Select button. Once your private application is selected, it will appear in your Enterprise Apps page.
  • Uploading your private app in your managed Play Store has the huge advantage of benefiting from the Google Play Protect automatic security scanning.
  • You can also host your private applications on your own servers, and distribute them through the Google Play store. Check this article and contact us for more information.
  • Private applications can be distributed to other organizations' managed Google Play store. A private app can be distributed to up to 100 organizations.