Collector managed with IOS Managed App Configuration

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04-16-2015 07:35 AM
NicolasGIS
Regular Contributor

Hello,

I found out that it is possible to drop .tpk files on mobile devices running Collector for ArcGIS to avoid downloading basemap. (http://blogs.esri.com/esri/arcgis/2014/03/23/using-your-own-basemap-layers-with-collector-for-arcgis...

It comes to our minds that it would be great to push this file remotely to every IPad we are using to update them regularly with the last data.

It is possible some application thanks to Mobile Device Management (MDM) of Apple. You can find in the link below more information about it :

https://developer.apple.com/library/ios/samplecode/sc2279/Introduction/Intro.html

Would anybody know by any chance, if Collector supports Managed Configuration and if yes, what are the settings that can be pushed ?

Thanks in advance,

Nicolas

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MiaogengZhang
Esri Regular Contributor

You might want to check out this equipment PowerSync Cart® 30 for iPad - Bretford » Apple Product Guide . Personally I haven't tried it out. But it seems that you can push .tpk into 30 iPads.

What settings are you looking for to be pushed?

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NicolasGIS
Regular Contributor

Hello Miaogeng,

Thanks for your answer but the idea is to push data remotely without having to collect all of them.

With an MDM solution (https://www.apple.com/education/it/mdm/) you are able to push apps, configuration ... to a group of apple devices and this remotely !

The idea would be to push up to date .tpk without having to share the file, connecting to itunes ...

For this, the application needs to support Managed App Configuration.

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NicolasGIS
Regular Contributor

Hello Miaogeng,

I was amazed to read that it seems like that Collector supports MDM :

Learn more about Collector for ArcGIS | ArcGIS Blog

  • Deploy Collector in your enterprise (via App Stores or in an MDM)

Do you know what settings can be pushed to the application (tpk for example ?)

Is there some documentation about this ?

Cheers,

Nicolas

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MiaogengZhang
Esri Regular Contributor

Personally I haven't found a way to push tpk via MDM. People uses MDM with Collector and they are looking for App level VPN capability

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