Convert web app to normal app.

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  1. jmwerkus

    jmwerkus Active Member

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    Possible?
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    i mean like a web app i have on my device, could i make it native?
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    Get the source code and code a native app, i.e. using the frameworks provided to make the app use these classes instead of the web stuff.

    Making a web app a native app makes no sense as long as you won't use the cool features that come with using the "native way". I don't see any use of a webapp that just runs by tapping on an icon on my homescreen but then just uses the web stuff.
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    ya but i hate that it opens a new safari window
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    bddckr Active Member

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    If it's just that you shouldn't be that bothered...
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    Just Load your .html files into an XCODE package and made an app with a single UIWebView that loads your HTML.

    Easy.
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    Yes.

    I don’t know how involved your web app is but I’m assuming
    You want this to work when your not connected to the Internet.

    If its just .html, and .js you can webarchive the files and move them over to your
    ITouch/iPhone w/ fileaide.

    If you need to trap some of your js, dom events you can open your webpage
    In UIWebView and trap the events and act like a little cgi server.

    If your app is very web intensive w/ cgi etc. I Think I read somewhere that you can install a little http server on the iTouch,
    and probably a pl, php interpreter and do everything offline.

    Good luck.
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    what is the website. I am willing to do it for you, if you would like.
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    jmwerkus Active Member

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    no i dont have one yet, i was just wondering cuz i am thinking about making one

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