AirWatch supports specific file types for internal applications. For some file types, you need to upload more than one file so that the application works across devices.

Find out what file types the system supports and which file types require you to upload multiple files.

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.

Platform File Type
Android APK
Apple iOS IPA
macOS

APP package bundles

Use the product provisioning feature to deploy macOS internal applications as DMG, PKG, and APP files.

See Introduction to Product Provisioning for macOS in the VMware AirWatch Product Provisioning for macOS Guide for more information.

Symbian

SIS

SISX

tvOS IPA

Windows Desktop

Modern

APPX

  • Upload a neutral file that works for all three processors.
  • Upload files for all three processors.

    On older Windows platforms, you must build processor files for the type of device you want the application to run on. For example, build the three processor files for a Windows Desktop device. Then create and build the processor files for a Windows Phone device. Then you must upload the files for each device type.

  • Upload a universal application that includes all three processors.

    Windows universal applications are a single version of an application accessed on any Windows device, including desktops, tablets, and phones. AirWatch supports the upload of universal applications to your devices, and you can upload the three APPX files (desktops, tablets, and phones) for all architectures.

    Note:

    Upload the same APPX file for both Windows Phone and Windows Desktop in the AirWatch Console if you want the universal app to run on both types of devices.

Windows Desktop

Win32

EXE

Upload an EXE package of Win32 applications for Windows 10.

MSI

The MSI file, also called a Windows Installer, is a package that contains everything to install, maintain, and remove the software.

ZIP

Upload a ZIP package of Win32 applications for Windows 10.

For information on the deployment of EXE, MSI, or ZIP files, see Distribution of Win32 Applications.

Windows Phone

APPX

  • Upload a neutral file.
  • Upload the ARM processor file build for Windows Phone devices.

  • Upload the ARM processor file of the universal application.

    Windows universal applications are a single version of an application accessed on any Windows device, including desktops, tablets, and phones. AirWatch supports the upload of universal applications to your devices, and you can upload the three APPX files (desktops, tablets, and phones) for all architectures.

    Note:

    Upload the same APPX file for both Windows Phone and Windows Desktop in the AirWatch Console if you want the universal app to run on both types of devices.

XAP

Suggestion for Developing Internal Applications

Follow the requirements for application development on the Android Developers, iOS Developer, and Microsoft Developer sites. The AirWatch Console accepts most applications built to platform specifications.

Note:

If you build Android applications with Gradle, currently, the console accepts applications built with Gradle 3.0 or older. The development team is working to integrate with newer Gradle versions.

See Upload Internal Application, Local File for steps to upload internal applications to AirWatch.