Google has released a new app this afternoon, called Google Admin. The app is intended for those who are managing Google Apps accounts and is available for Android devices by way of the Play Store. Google mentions how the Admin app will allow you to take care of the “most common tasks” which includes everything from adding new users to handling password resets.
The Google Admin app will also allow for group management, user suspensions, the ability to view domain setting changes and if needed, contacting support. You will also be able to directly call and email individual users. Specifically, the app is available for those who are super admins of Google’s Enterprise products. Those products include Google Apps for Business, Education, Government, Google Coordinate and Chromebooks.
Anyway, given the nature of what this app can do towards the overall security and setup of your account, Google offers the following warning; “Prior to installing this app we recommend that you set a strong lockscreen password on your device.” Of course, that sounds like a good suggestion for anyone that has anything even remotely sensitive on their device.
Otherwise, the app is available for free and for those with a device running Android 2.3.3 or later. The other catch deals with use of the API. Google has said use of the Google Admin app requires API access to be enabled. Those with the need and access sufficient for use will be able to find the app in the Play Store.
Given the app has only recently come available for download the user ratings and reviews are rather limited at this time. The overall rating is high, however the comments seem to be a mix of “about time” and “nice start.” Bottom line here, Google has provided an app that should be helpful for the admin who is always on the go.
SOURCE: Official Google Enterprise Blog