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Old 01-26-2007, 05:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Anyone have instructions or pointers on how to deploy Google Mobile (Gmail/Search/Maps) via BES software policy using ALX/COD files?

If I have a restricted policy for all users, they cannot install 3rd party software. I want them to have the Google Mobile Apps, but nothing else. If I set the policy as restricted, Google Mobile gets uninstalled automatically when I apply the software policy on the BES (by design).

I am not sure how I can "white-list" Google Mobile apps from my policy unless I have the ALX and COD files. They don't seem to be available to download. There were some posts about Google Maps and creating your own ALX, but I am not sure about the Google Mobile Suite.

Any ideas out there? Thanks!
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I can't help you with your BES, but unless you need to give your users the mobile Gmail application why not just give them Google Maps? The Search and News applications are nothing but shortcuts to the internet.
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Don't be such a stiff! You think they are really going to suck up so much of your time reading Google on that little screen?

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Don't be such a stiff! You think they are really going to suck up so much of your time reading Google on that little screen?

Sheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesh IT people

Many industries are regulated and this causes some of these types of IT policies. Unfortunate but true so this is appropriate. Go see your Congressman if you object.
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Anyone have instructions or pointers on how to deploy Google Mobile (Gmail/Search/Maps) via BES software policy using ALX/COD files?

If I have a restricted policy for all users, they cannot install 3rd party software. I want them to have the Google Mobile Apps, but nothing else. If I set the policy as restricted, Google Mobile gets uninstalled automatically when I apply the software policy on the BES (by design).

I am not sure how I can "white-list" Google Mobile apps from my policy unless I have the ALX and COD files. They don't seem to be available to download. There were some posts about Google Maps and creating your own ALX, but I am not sure about the Google Mobile Suite.

Any ideas out there? Thanks!
Download the aps to your bb ota and pull the cod file off your bb using javaloader...
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Smile Thanks for the replies

We are not regulated, but we do need to inforce strict policies because of the nature of our business.

The strict policy also relates to the increase in support involved in helping users that download anything that can be installed OTA. You can tell them 100 ways not to download but unless you put in a policy that prevents it, they will do it anyway. We have a limited support staff and tons of users, so it is really to help keep our sanity.

Thanks for the ideas on javaloader, I will try that route.
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