Android browser that emulates Internet Explorer?

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by ktchong, Jun 2, 2012.

  1. ktchong

    ktchong Well-Known Member

    Jan 8, 2010
    I need to use Internet Explorer on my mobile devices for my job. My company's as well as a few client's secure websites as require Internet Explorer to work correctly. I need to log into those websites to access data while I am working out in the field. Those websites absolutely require Internet Explorer. They do not even work on Firefox on PC or Safari on Mac.

    Those websites do not even work on Firefox on PC or Safari on Mac. So far only a coworker's Windows phone with Internet Explorer seems to works. Everyone else with iPhone, iPad and Android phone have not been able to use their mobile devices, and we all have to use a laptop with Windows, which seems to defeat the purpose of having a mobile device.

    I know Android does not have Internet Explorer, but is there some browser that can emulate Internet Explorer on Android?

  2. Bob Blaylock

    Bob Blaylock Well-Known Member

    Apr 8, 2012
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    As I see it, there are only two solutions:

    • Have your company issue every person who needs to access that web site, a Windows-based device that can access it.
    • Or better yet, fire the incompetent cretins responsible for creating that web site, and hire instead a qualified web site designer who understands the importance of following established standards in order to create a web site that isn't locked into a specific browser. Only an idiot of the very worst sort creates a web site that is accessible only from one browser.
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  3. Hadron

    Hadron VIP Member
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    Aug 9, 2010
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    It depends on what is required. If the site would technically work but it is set to check the browser id and only allow access if it is IE then that should be soluble. Boat browser (my normal Android browser) has a "user agent" setting (under page settings) and can be set to pretend to be IE. Many other third party browsers can do this.

    If however it uses an IE specific technology such as ActiveX (are there people who still use that?) then you are stuck.
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  4. ktchong

    ktchong Well-Known Member

    Jan 8, 2010
    I think the websites use ASP.NET.

    Android browsers can display the websites. The problem is forms and pop-ups, which do not work properly outside Internet Explorer.
  5. Only way (if you want to connect to this type od site) is to use some remote software to connect to computer with IE
  6. aysiu

    aysiu Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2011
    Another option might be using TeamViewer or some other kind of remote desk app on your phone to control a Windows PC to access the badly coded websites that need IE.

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