Create a custom animation file

Administrators can customize boot animation by uploading images and setting the desired image orientation, dithering and size. Once created and uploaded, an admin can preview and verify the animation before assigning it to devices. When added into the console, the animation as a .qmg file for profile assignment.

Once verified, an admin can create a profile with relevant settings and add the animation file. The admin can then push the profile to specific assigned devices and verify the devices are configured properly with the animation file.

When necessary, animation files can also be deleted from the library as long as the media files are not currently associated with any profiles.

Additionally, applications within the Knox Configure application library can have their individual versions reviewed to assess whether the most recent version of the application is utilized with a Knox Configure profile. For more information, go to: Application versioning.

Create animation

To create custom animation:

  1. Select Library from the left-hand navigation menu and select MEDIA from the options displaying at the top of the screen.

    Create animation

  2. Select the ADD MEDIA button from the upper right-hand side of the screen.

    Add media button

  3. Select CREATE ANIMATION from the Add media screen.

    Create animation from add media

  4. From the Upload PNG sequence screen, browse to the location of at least two PNG files you would like to upload into Knox Configure and select UPLOAD.

    NOTE — Ensure the PNG files you upload are the same dimension and resolution as the target device's screen dimensions and display resolution to ensure an optimal display.

    Custom animation library

  5. Specify unique animation settings as required for your deployment from the Customize animation screen.

    • Animation name — Provide a name for the file that will be used to differentiate it from others when selecting animation files for a device profile.
    • Rotation — Use the drop-down menu to specify whether the animation file displays in a 0, 90, 180, or 270 degree rotation once applied to a device.
    • Sizing — Select how the animation will display on the device from the Fill padding, Center crop, and Do not keep ratio options listed. Each option displays how tit would appear on the device one pushed with the profile.
    • Dithering — Specify the amount of dither used to reduce the file size. Keep in mind, the higher the setting the more the file size is reduced and subject to greater quality reduction.
  6. Select GENERATE ANIMATION when completed to create the animation.
  7. Animation can also be uploaded as needed by selecting UPLOAD ANIMATION from within the Add media screen.

    Upload animation to Add media screen

  8. Upload specific animation files as required from your local drive. Only .QMG formatted files are supported.

    Upload specific animation files

  9. Select UPLOAD to make the specified QMG files available for utilization with a profile.

Application versioning

Applications are listed separately within the Library screen's MOBILE APPS tab, with each displaying its current app name, description. profile assignment, size, and date of last modification. An existing app also display all the versions of the application listed separately, so an administrator can assess whether the most recent application is being utilized with the device profile.

When an admin uploads a new version of an existing application, and the signature is different than the signature of the existing application, then the upload is rejected with a console error message. If an admin uploads a new version of an application with the same signature as the existing version, then the upload is permitted.

NOTE — A newly added, but not selected, application is added as long as the application version is added as well.

To review mobile application versioning information:

  1. Select Library from the left-hand navigation menu.
  2. Select the MOBILE APPS column to display available mobile applications.
  3. Select a listed application to review its existing version information and determine how many versions of this application are available to Knox Configure.

    Mobile app details

  4. Review the VERSION column to the far left of the screen to assess whether the most recent version of the application is utilized with Knox Configure.

    NOTE — If wanting to upload a test a version of an existing application, ensure you change the name of the application before uploading it to avoid versioning conflicts with the existing version.

    Upload test version of existing application

  5. BROWSE to the location of target application APK file. Once located, select UPLOAD. The newly added application displays within the APPLICATION VERSIONS list within the Application details screen and is ready for use with a Knox Configure profile.

Delete media from library

To delete a media file from the library:

  1. Select Library from the left-hand navigation menu.
  2. Choose a media file that is currently not being utilized with a profile.
  3. Select the DELETE MEDIA button from the top, right-hand side, of the screen.

    Delete media button

  4. Select the DELETE MEDIA button from the top, right-hand side, of the screen.

    Delete media

  5. A Delete file screen displays prompting for a confirmation of the deletion of the listed media file.
  6. Select DELETE FILE to confirm the removal of the listed media file.

Deploy the animation with a profile

Follow these steps to push the animation to the device by using Knox Configure:

  1. Select Profiles from the left-hand navigation menu.
  2. Select the specific profile to push the animation file from amongst those listed.

    Push specific profile

  3. Select SOUND & DISPLAY from the Profile configuration dashboard.
  4. Navigate to CUSTOM BOOTING AND SHUTDOWN ANIMATIONS and select Set a custom booting animation or Set a custom shut down animation. You will be prompted to select an animation file from animation library to include with this profile.

    Upload custom booting and shutdown animation

  5. Continue with the profile creation as usual. Once the profile has been updated and applied to a device, play and verify the booting, shutdown animation, and sound files that were updated.