AirWatch classifies applications as internal, public, purchased, and Web and you upload applications depending on the type. AirWatch supports many platforms and operating systems for most of the application types.

View which platform and OS versions AirWatch supports for each application type.

Application Type

Supported Platforms

Find Information

Industry Templates

Any Supported App Type

Apple iOS v7.0+ with limitations for compliance policies

See Apple Industry Templates for information about industry templates.

Internal
  • Android v4.0+
  • Apple iOS v7.0+
  • Apple macOS v10.9+
  • Apple tvOS v10.2+
  • Windows Phone
  • Windows Desktop
  • Symbian ^3/S60
Note:

Ensure that the auxiliary files packaged with Apple iOS or macOS applications do not have spaces in the names. Spaces can cause issues when you load the application to the console.

See Supported File Types for Internal Applications for a list of the file types you can add to the internal application feature in AirWatch.

See Internal Applications Overview for information on uploading internal applications, the necessary auxiliary files, and applying app wrapping and SDK features.

Control access to internal applications with Workspace ONE and open or managed access. See AirWatch Applications and Workspace ONE.

Public (Free and Paid)
  • Android v4.0+
  • Apple iOS v7.0+
  • Chrome OS
  • Windows Phone

    AirWatch can manage free, public applications on Windows 10+ devices when you integrate with the Windows Store for Business.

  • Windows Desktop

    AirWatch can manage free, public applications on Windows 10+ devices when you integrate with the Windows Store for Business.

These applications are available in an app store. See Public Applications Overview for information on adding public applications to AirWatch.

Control access to public applications with Workspace ONE and open or managed access. See AirWatch Applications and Workspace ONE.

Purchased – Custom B2B

Apple iOS v7.0+

These applications are not usually available to the public. See Purchased Applications (Apple VPP) Feature Overview for information on uploading custom B2B applications.

Purchased – VPP
  • Apple iOS v7.0+
  • Apple macOS v10.9+

You can buy these applications using the redemption code method or the managed distribution method. These concepts are explained in Purchased Applications (Apple VPP) Feature Overview.

Web Links
  • Android v4.0+
  • Apple iOS v7.0+
  • Apple macOS v10.9+
  • Windows Desktop

See Web Applications Overview for information on how to add them using URLs and AirWatch device profiles, Web clips, or bookmarks, depending on the platform.

SaaS
  • Android v4.0+
  • Apple iOS v7.0+
  • Apple macOS v10.9+
  • Windows Desktop

SaaS applications are URL links to web sites. They are similar to Web links except that their records originated in VMware Identity Manager. These applications offer access control with single sign on features and conditional access policies.

Both SaaS and web links applications are reflected in your AirWatch deployment and your VMware Identity Manager deployment. See Web Applications Overview.