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Finding and removing apps on mobile devices

Is there a way using Mobile Center to determine if a specific app is installed on a device? We have situations where we would like to inspect the device and uninstall certain applications before installing the application to be tested. And on a related note, is there a way to either restart or kill an app that is already running? We have a situation where the native Settings app needs to be restarted to properly display settings for the app.
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Re: Finding and removing apps on mobile devices

Hi,

If the application is managed by Mobile Center (e.g. uploaded to MC), there is a way to use REST API for installing / uninstalling the app on the device/s. Please see REST API reference for Mobile Center 2.51:  http://mobilecenter.microfocus.com/Content/REST_API.HTM.

There is no KILL operation support at the moment, however, we are looking forward to implment that requirement in one of the next MC versions.

Hope this helps, 

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Re: Finding and removing apps on mobile devices

Thanks Evgeny. This is useful information on how to invoke Mobile Center functions via API, but what I am looking for is a way to interrogate the device to see what apps are installed on it. In some cases, it would be useful to detect/uninstall certain apps that can cause conflicts before we install a new app on the device. Thanks, Fred Gaumont
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