Headwind MDM binary installer
If you’re doing a new installation, start here.
Web panel version
Android app version
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Web panel, WAR file
If you’re doing a web panel update, start here. This file could also be used for manual installation on any OS.
Web panel is translated to French and Arabic. Fixed the issue arising when app version name contains spaces. Launcher logs are turned on by default.
This version has the option to protect the device configuration URL by a signature. Migration to another server is implemented. Added the keycode parameter for launching apps using Android special keys. Added the parameter “Lock safe settings” which allows the admin to lock WiFi, GPS and mobile network settings (useful for managing WiFi networks).
Added the “Default launcher” option. Fixed some device filtering bugs. New configuration options added: time zone, allowed activities.
New configuration options: launcher orientation, kiosk mode options, order of applications on the device screen. Multiple devices with the same number can be detected. Files can be added in the “Files” tab.
Mobile apps can be marked as starting at boot; layout has been updated to fill 100% of the screen; variables can be used in app settings; various minor bugfixes.
Push notifications are sent to devices after changing plugin settings; phone number format can be configured.
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The web panel source code can be downloaded here.
Android application (launcher)
If you’ve already installed Headwind MDM and are doing a MDM application update, start here.
Launcher is translated to French and Arabic. Fixed several configuration bugs and updated network strength measurement algorithm.
Fixed a bug with setting up the default Home app. Added the option to lock safe Android settings. If the app downgrade is requested, the launcher checks the downgrade possibility and ignores the request if downgrade is not available.
The launcher sets itself as a default Home app if it is not yet set. Requests to server are protected by a signature. Hotkeys for apps are implemented. This version can automatically migrate to a new server. The server URL is shown on the info screen. ANR watchdog option is added.
This version can work together with a system launcher. It can change time zone settings and allow to run certain activities of the disabled package. Launcher can be controlled by buttons on devices without a touch screen.
“Safe” settings (WiFi, Bluetooth, location) are allowed. Launcher can run itself in kiosk mode. Blocked apps are logged. In this version, you can manage launcher screen orientation, setup the order of apps on the screen, manage the kiosk lock features.
Mobile apps can be started at boot. GPS and WiFi status is always controlled in the background. Added protection against crash loops.
Upgrade instructions ►
The Android launcher source code can be downloaded here.
Headwind MDM library
If you’re a developer and want to integrate your Android app with Headwind MDM, start here.
Fixed an issue in Push message payload delivery
Minimal Android API is 14
App settings can be managed in the control panel
Plugins are supplementary Android apps which must be installed as APK files through the web panel.
Note: if you’re attempting to install Headwind MDM plugins outside of Headwind MDM launcher, they will not work. You need to setup a launcher first, and then install plugins through the web panel.
Displays instant Push notifications in the status bar