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Google Opens Up Private Google Play Store to Google Apps Customers

If your business uses Google Apps, you are now eligible to distribute your own internal apps via Google Play Private Channel to employees. The Private Channel could be used to distribute “a custom expense reporting app for employees or a conference room finder.” As you can see from the picture, it appears to work with the current Google Play store, and can simply be accessed by your employees when they login with their Google Apps account.

On the backend of things, you need to enable “Google Play Developer Console” in your Google Apps domain settings, for users that wish to publish apps. If users are interested in publishing apps, they also need to register as a normal Android developer. After that, administration takes place through the Google Apps control panel. All of the normal Google Play security, payment, ratings, and authentication are included.

To get more info, hit up the two source links below.

Via:  Google Enterprise | More Info

Cheers Anthony!

  • Bigwavedave25

    This would be nice for our Lotus Notes client and others. I have helped a few around the office side load it on their Android devices.

    The problem is the company I work for has too much momentum started with iOS devices. They are an option for all top tier managers. I think Google still has a bunch of ground to make up to get that Enterprise share they my be looking for. But this is definitely a step in the right direction!

    It’s just too easy for large companies to go with the option that gives them consistency across the board. Easier for IT to setup and control and diagnose problems if everything is the same. The beauty of Android is the options, which is kind of bad for Enterprise use.

  • http://www.facebook.com/albertnaranjo Albert Naranjo

    But successful companies use iOS…

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=514456976 Alan Ng

      Successful companies use both platforms … fanboy

  • NoOne

    that nexus 4….

  • NexusPhan69

    Interesting. An attempt for greater enterprise adoption?

  • http://twitter.com/webtwoohno Jack

    That is much more convenient than needing to sideload apps that are privately used by a company.

  • antwonw

    Woohoo!

  • KleenDroid

    Amazing

    • KleenDroid

      Those that don’t think it’s amazing do you think it sucks?

      • Cowboydroid

        You know what sucks? The toads that work in our IT department that will be oblivious that this even exists. They are a den of microsoft fanboys that can’t see cost savings and efficiency if it slapped them in the face.