Restricting Web Access to a solitary domain name on Android tablet computers?
Our sales group involved me previously with an inquiry concerning Android OS. I've never ever made use of Android, yet I do recognize it is a Linux-based OS.
Truthfully, I do not have the moment to study for myself the capacities of the Android OS. What I require to recognize is :
- Is it feasible to limit internet accessibility to a solitary domain name (domain.com, . domain.com, domain.com/ )?
- Is it feasible to release, on boot, the internet browser with a details URL or probably if the web page is set, have it release on boot to the web page?
- Exists a 'Full Screen' setting for the internet browser that could be the default for whenever the internet browser is released?
- Can SMS/MMS/Email be impaired (if the tablet computer has those capacities ) yet still keep a 3/4G and/or Wifi link?
- Can I make use of a personalized boot screen?
Given that it's a Linux-based OS I visualize I can limit the internet accessibility with IPtables or hosts files, yet that certainly suggests the OS needs to sustain that, and also I'm not exactly sure if it does.
We want to make use of a tablet computer running Android to incorporate to our inner systems. The tablet computers will certainly remain in the hands of drivers, that we do not intend to have the ability to make use of the information link for anything yet our online application. Therefore the demand for browser-launch-on-boot, full-screen setting, and also limiting internet accessibility.
You will certainly need to change the OS to sustain a lot of this, given that it does not include this by default, yet given that Android is totally open - resource this should not be way too much of a trouble. It's constantly far better to place constraints like these as near the bit as feasible so they are tough to bypass.
Yes all this is feasible yet you'll need to root the tablet computer and also whether that is feasible will certainly rely on the tablet computer.
Below's the response to each demand:
- Yes, you need to edit the hosts file for which you'll need to root the tool.
- Yes, any kind of internet browser (I advise Dolphin HD) will certainly allow you set the web page, so simply set this to the web page you desire it to release with. With the Launch After Boot application (~$ 1.60) you can set the internet browser to release on start - up.
- Yes, the abovementioned Dolphin HD Browser has a "Full Screen" setting under settings.
- Given that you are rooting the tool you can simply uninstall the messaging (SMS/MMS/Email) applications.
- Yes. This application calls for a rooted tool (and also going down $2) : Boot Animation Changer Pro
All in all this is feasible thinking you can root you tool, and also while it will not be very easy, it additionally wont need you setting any kind of personalized remedy.
Modify : I need to have stated that going "Full Screen" on the internet browser will certainly not protect against individuals from browsing far from the internet browser screen to various other components of the tool yet you can primarily uninstall each and every single application that you do not desire your individuals making use of, and also uninstall the marketplace so they can not install even more applications. You can additionally Password shield applications that you do not desire individuals making use of with an application like App Protector Pro ($ 2). Any kind of resourceful individual will certainly have the ability to navigate anything you perform with some job yet that can be claimed concerning any kind of office constraints.
Modify # 2 : Don't estimate me on this yet I'll wager you can make use of Tasker to furhter limit accessibility to the tool and/or solutions. Thinking you individuals run throughout set organisation hrs and also go to one blocks & mortar area, you can set area and also time based constraints so when they remain in the store throughout organisation hrs just particular points are feasible. You would certainly simply require to password shield Tasker after establishing it up.