“Google finally has introduced a way for companies to distribute Android apps internally, a capability available to Apple iOS developersfor several years.
Google on Tuesday said it has expanded the Google Play Store to include a service called Google Play Private Channel.
To use the service, organizations need to have a Google Apps for Business, Education or Government domain. A Google Apps administrator must enable the Google Play Developer Console for employees already registered as Google Play apps publishers who will be publishing apps internally. The ability to download internal apps through the Google Play Private Channel also is controlled by Google Apps administrators for a given domain.
Google advises IT administrators to be sure to create dedicated role accounts for publishing apps through the Private Channel, so that internal apps remain accessible in the event the app publisher ends up leaving the organization.”