About Enterprise Home Screen

Enterprise Home Screen 2.3

Overview

Enterprise Home Screen is a free Android app from Zebra Technologies that provides a simple way for administrators to control access to apps and settings on a Zebra device without the need to write custom code. Using a simple touch interface, EHS easily limits usage to one or more specified applications, prevents changes to device settings and locks down the file system. It can be configured in seconds, and settings can be deployed via MDM. EHS settings are stored in a simple XML file that's easy to read and edit by hand, if necessary.

EHS works by inserting itself in place of the stock Android app launcher and home screen. When first run, it presents a screen like the one below, offering a choice of which home app to open and whether to make the selection permanent. EHS also can be installed as the default launcher, bypassing the selector dialog.

Note: Many of the capabilities of EHS can be accomplished manually on the device, programmatically through EMDK or remotely using StageNow or a third-party mobile device management (MDM) system (if supported by that MDM system). EHS simply puts the capabilities into a single tool.

Enterprise Home Screen does not support localization.

The first time it's installed, EHS offers a simple choice:

Selecting 'Always' locks EHS in as the default home app and locks users out of the following device features by default:

  • Airplane mode
  • USB debugging
  • Access to the file system
  • Keyguard (for unlocking the screen)
  • Keyguard-screen camera and search functions
  • The status-bar Settings icon
  • Full access to the System Settings panel

Administrators can grant or restrict access to individual features or hide the settings panel entirely.

Supported Devices

This version of Enterprise Home Screen has been approved for use with the Zebra Android devices listed below.

Device

Android name

Android version

ET1

Jelly Bean

4.1

MC40

Jelly Bean

4.1

MC40

KitKat

4.4

TC55

Jelly Bean

4.1

TC55

KitKat

4.4

MC67

Jelly Bean

4.1

MC32

Jelly Bean

4.1

TC70

KitKat

4.4.2

TC70

KitKat

4.4.3

TC75

KitKat

4.4

MC18

KitKat

4.4

MC92

KitKat

4.4

TC8000

KitKat

4.4

What's New

New features in Enterprise Home Screen 2.3: