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Google Admin app arrives on the iPhone and iPad

Follows release of Android version last year
Tue Feb 11 2014, 11:54
Google Admin running on iPad

INTERNET GIANT Google has released a Google Admin app for iOS, allowing administrators to manage their users and services using an iPhone or iPad.

The launch of Google Admin for iOS comes three months after the firm released the app for Android, and the iPhone and iPad version offers a similar feature set.

Google Apps product manager Aman Rathi said in a blog post on Monday, "Last year we launched the Google Admin app for Android that enabled administrators to easily add users, reset passwords, see audit logs and contact support.

"Today we're launching the Google Admin app for iOS so admins can take care of common tasks on the go directly from their iPhones or iPads."

The app allows users of its Google Apps for Business, Education and Government to create and manage user accounts, reset passwords, edit profiles and suspend users right from an iPhone or iPad, along with group management features such as the abilities to add a new group and email all members.

In addition, administrators can use the app to contact Google support, but it doesn't appear that the iOS app presently offers the ability to manage devices.

Google Admin is available to download for free from the iTunes App Store, and is compatible with iOS 6 and above. Google recommends that the app be installed only on devices with passcodes.

It might have been in the iTunes Store for mere hours, but Google Admin for iOS has already received a handful of good reviews. One user wrote, for example, "Nothing is more challenging than trying to do all this in desktop mode on a iPhone. This is way overdue." µ


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