Downloadable iQ Agent
The Downloadable iQ Agent may be installed by consumers after they have purchased the mobile devices.
Mobile OS integration
The Downloadable iQ Agent does not require integration by a device manufacturer. The Downloadable iQ Agent collects diagnostics information through publicly available operating system APIs. Consequently, it has the same level of access to system data like any other applications on the device. Similar to the Preloaded iQ Agent, the Downloadable iQ Agent does not have access to radio diagnostic data.
Configuration and control
Network Operators and device manufacturers determine whether and how they deploy the iQ agent and what metrics will be gathered and forwarded to the Network Operators. The iQ Agent receives instructions in the form of a profile, which activates the iQ Agent and defines what available metrics are to be collected and provides instructions on how to pre-process the data prior to uploading.
Similar to any other after-market mobile applications, the Downloadable iQ Agent may be deleted by the consumers.