By joining the EMM Provider Community, EMM developers that would like to release solutions to their customers will be able to find support resources and have their solutions validated and listed in the Android Enterprise EMM Solutions Directory. For detailed information on the usage guidelines for an Android management solution, review the Permissible Usage guidelines.
EMM solution validation
To build a solution using the Android Management API and submit it for validation as it is ready for general availability, follow the steps below.
1. Try the quickstart guide
Follow Android Management API's quickstart guide to become familiar with API usage and implementation.
2. Join Android Enterprise EMM Provider community
The first step to releasing a public Android EMM solution is to join the Android Enterprise EMM Provider community. This closed community gives members access to service advisories, feature announcements, and other updates. Members can also post questions within the community and receive direct support from Google.
3. Develop your solution
The Android EMM solution you develop must support a minimum set of features. Android Enterprise features are organized into four distinct use cases, called solution sets.
To pass product review, your solution must support the standard features of at least one solution set. Solutions that pass standard feature verification are listed in Android's Enterprise Solutions Directory as offering a Standard Management Set.
For each solution set, you can optionally support a set of advanced features. Solutions that pass advanced feature verification are listed in Android's Enterprise Solutions Directory as offering an Advanced Management Set.
|Solution set||Android version||Use case|
Employee-owned devices (BYOD)
Company-owned devices for work and personal use
|Fully managed device||6.0+||Company-owned devices work use only|
|Dedicated device||6.0+||Company-owned dedicated or shared-use devices|
To view a complete list of all Android Enterprise features, see the feature list.
4. Pass product review
After successfully registering with Google's EMM Community, EMMs have 180 days to develop their solution, pass a product review, and deploy their solution publicly. The product review validates whether the EMM's solution meets the requirements of at least one solution set.
Feature requirements are subject to change at any time. When changes are published, approved EMMs must implement any resulting changes within 180 days to retain access to Android Enterprise's services.
5. Deploy your solution
After passing product review, EMMs must make the features of their approved solution sets available to customers as a cloud-based and/or on-premises solution.
- This production launch must be made available to all prospective and current customers to purchase and deploy.
- The mandatory features for the chosen solution set must be available to customers.