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General Discussion

mobile applications and the web


I noticed some websites provide web applications for their site on mobile phones. For example, the Twitter app for Android. When you download such application all you find is something similar to web browsers but only targeted one website.

Is build such apps easy or require a background in programming? and which language is used? And will HTML, CSS used in this case?


2 Answers

You might wanna look into something called Phonegap :) You can use it to transform a website with HTML, CSS and JS into an app for almost all available mobile OS's. http://phonegap.com/

They have something called Phonegap Build which literally lets you upload a zip file with HTML/CSS/JS files and convert it into an app within 15 minutes. Not a lot of room for customization, but it works pretty good! https://build.phonegap.com/

I don't know if this is exactly what you're looking for, but it's the easiest way without any programming knowledge :)

James Barnett
James Barnett
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Is build such apps easy or require a background in programming?

No it's not easy. There is a course on Treehouse for learning programming to build apps for iPhones & Android.