1. Are you ready for the Galaxy S20? Here is everything we know so far!

How to develop a web proxy for android

Discussion in 'Android Development' started by mroshdy, May 8, 2017.

  1. mroshdy

    mroshdy Lurker
    Thread Starter

    I need to develop a web proxy for android, this proxy will prevent browsing and dealing with porn sites from any browser or application in the device this web proxy installed on.

    I am a .net developer and new in mobile development.

    How to develop this application?
    What's the idea of this app?
    Can I develop this app using any of cross platform tools like Ionic or Xamarin?
     


    cortega619 likes this.

    1. Download the Forums for Android™ app!


      Download

       
  2. Deleted User

    Deleted User Guest

    A proxy server is used to intercept and filter HTTP requests, controlling general access to the Internet.
    I've never tackled anything like this, but I would say it involves listening on port 80 (HTTP) and 443 (HTTPS) and processing any received requests. You can do any filtering required, based on the target URL.
    Of course any user devices must have their web browsers configured to use your web proxy.
     
  3. mroshdy

    mroshdy Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Thank you involves.

    I do not mean proxy server, but I mean an application installed on android device itself, this application will filter any HTTP request from the device.

    This is an example for the application I mean:
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mirwanda.webblockerpro
     
  4. Deleted User

    Deleted User Guest

    You know that you need a rooted phone for this app to work?
    Sorry I don't know how this would be done.
     
  5. bayk

    bayk Member

    To achieve this goal the simplest way to configure safe DNS for your phone. There are many of them. For example this one: https://www.opendns.com/home-internet-security/

    It can be done with network setting for all phone. DNS will block sites for all apps.
    It is simple, much simpler then proxy. And probably you don't need root for that.
    [​IMG]
     
  6. arnavp

    arnavp Lurker

    I don't think it is possible because it violates security as all the network requests from all the apps installed on the device have to go thru your app and your app can read requests and decide whether to grant access or not.

    I think this feature should be part of android os.
     
    sweetndreemy73 likes this.
Loading...
Similar Threads - develop web proxy
  1. nhtfh
    Replies:
    3
    Views:
    383
  2. appsuadz
    Replies:
    1
    Views:
    530
  3. Ostrich Man
    Replies:
    4
    Views:
    385
  4. GiuseppeSM
    Replies:
    3
    Views:
    660
  5. AndroidUser_182
    Replies:
    1
    Views:
    405
  6. appsuadz
    Replies:
    5
    Views:
    570
  7. Taqras
    Replies:
    0
    Views:
    732
  8. leodomitrovic
    Replies:
    0
    Views:
    503
  9. Anthony Ienco
    Replies:
    4
    Views:
    756
  10. Pallavi123
    Replies:
    0
    Views:
    749

Share This Page

Loading...