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  1. GuardianAngel

    GuardianAngel New Member This Topic's Starter

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    After hours searching google on how to convert a website to an android compatible app it was impossible! Alot of online apps are websites converted to work on android phones. I was looking to convert a website to work on android as an application. Any Ideas. If you are able to do it please email me with price.
     

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  2. njKeever

    njKeever Well-Known Member

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    Sorry I'm no help, but based on AndroidForum's lack of an app for Android, hopefully it's users are more helpful than it's administrators.
     
  3. alostpacket

    alostpacket Over Macho Grande? VIP Member

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    That's kind of a strange request to be honest. The phone has a fully functional web browser. These forums also have a "mobile" version (check the bottom left of the page).

    Both websites and apps are way too different and complicated to have one simple program to convert a website to a native app though. They run on completely different hardware, software, and are in completely different programming languages.

    Anyways, I kinda hope this was a troll because it was one of the stupidest questions I read all day. Sorry if that's too blunt.
     
  4. hannahl3

    hannahl3 Well-Known Member

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    The usual way to convert a website into an app is to use java.
     
  5. Jim W

    Jim W Well-Known Member

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    I think I know what the OP means....on a Crashber........err Blackberry, there is a way to make a shortcut/icon that takes you directly to a website. There are actual programs that will make them for you.

    Not aware of anything like that for the Android OS yet. Never really understood the purpose of them, that is why they have bookmarks in the browser. Kind of pointless to take up valuable desktop space with website shortcuts.
     
  6. GuardianAngel

    GuardianAngel New Member This Topic's Starter

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    I have an online rpg and i wanted to convert it into an app so players can download it and play.
     
  7. Jim W

    Jim W Well-Known Member

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    You can't really convert something like that, it would actually have to be programmed for the OS you want it to run on.
     
  8. GuardianAngel

    GuardianAngel New Member This Topic's Starter

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    alostpacket Over Macho Grande? VIP Member

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    oh ffs! just use the web browser!
     
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    takeshi Well-Known Member

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    That would just be a bookmark on the home screen which isn't what the OP is asking for. You don't download bookmarks from the Market or sideload them. There are apps that are basically web interfaces.
     
  12. wownelly

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    Unfortunately I think the only way to do this is to re-write the app to create an apk. I really can't see any app that could create an android app from a web app. One quick solution would be to write an android app that literally just opens up the web browser to your webpage.. That way you can put it in the android market.
     
  13. JustI

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    The reason why people may need this, is that they have a high volume website whose hosting costs are going through the roof because of the high traffic to it. Converting it to a app, solves the hosting cost :)

    I got here searching for similar functionality.
     
  14. _mw_

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    I would recommend finding a hosting provider with better rates on their bandwidth. I'm assuming you're on a VPS, dedicated or colo'd, because there's a billion shared hosts that give unlimited bandwidth... If you have enough traffic to generate a large bill and aren't generating enough revenue to counterbalance it... then... well.. I don't know what to tell you. ;)
     
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    You can create shortcuts yourself.... Bookmark the website then select menu go to the bookmark page highlight it then select create shortcut to home page. That's what I did on my desire hd
     
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    sorry for raising teh ded on this thread, but ye its easy, you can emmbed an html file in an android app for sure, same as you would host a website on a server ( html - not calling a data base) but instead of it connectign to the internet the path is just file:// - NOT http://
     
  17. prachi bhalika

    prachi bhalika New Member

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    hello ,
    will this really work ??
    i have a project to submit in college so will it work and help me out
     
  18. prachi bhalika

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    hello ,
    will this really work ??
    i have a project to submit in college so will it work and help me out
     
  19. curlyfries

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    Guys, the best one so far (also you can make money out of it) is:
    WebsiteToApp
     
  20. RedDog2004

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    Hi, if your web is about your business then a fast option to create your app is androidcreator.com

    With Android Creator you will be able to create, in five minuts, an app that will show all the information about your business that you want, including a seeker of your products.

    A.Vila
     
  21. ShannonOnion

    ShannonOnion New Member

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    All the above suggestions are great but they are complicated, trust me I've tried them all. What you need to convert your website into an android app is this

    Saves me all the hassle,no coding required.
     
  22. andvroid

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    The best way to get an app developed and get it uploaded on google play is by ordering it here :fiverr.com/andvroid
     

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