Snap Inclusion

Snap inclusion and exclusion are terms used with the IoT App Store to describe which applications can be seen by the connected devices.

Illustration of the App Store architecture, demonstrating use of a combination of public and private snaps
Illustration of the App Store architecture, demonstrating use of a combination of public and private snaps

For a set of devices to see snaps, the administrator must ‘include’ them in the dashboard of the IoT App Store. They can decide whether to include public snaps from the global Snap Store or private snaps from the IoT App Store. Once included for a specific set, or model, of devices, the snaps will be visible to those devices. If for any reason a snap is not needed on those devices, the snap can be easily ‘excluded’ in the dashboard of the IoT App Store and removed. In the case of exclusion, the snap will still exist in either the Snap Store or IoT App Store. However, it will no longer be visible to devices.