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#1 dongtrien   User is offline

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The software that can package websites to install on smartphone ?

Posted 07 January 2020 - 10:00 PM

Suppose I have a website written in asp.net and the database is SQL Server, after I "Publish the web site" and I want to encode this code for smartphones (both android and Android operating systems) iphone) what software do I use? Note that I only packaged the code in "Publish web site" and the SQL Server data I still kept on the server (not packing the SQL Server data)
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Re: The software that can package websites to install on smartphone ?

Posted 07 January 2020 - 10:08 PM

For regular HTML you would use something like phonegap, but ASP.NET is a different beast with needing server side processing and IIS hosting. I don't believe you can do that.
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Re: The software that can package websites to install on smartphone ?

Posted 08 January 2020 - 08:05 AM

I am confused on what you are trying to accomplish.

If you have a website, you can use the browser on your phone to visit that website.

If that is the case and you want it to look nicer on the phone, you would have to use CSS/Sass/Less alongside html to structure and style the pages to look a certain way on phones/tablets.

If you are looking for an App that you can download from the Google PlayStore or the iOS AppStore, you would have to use Xamarin for multi-platform use and then work through that do get it to accomplish what you want done.
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Re: The software that can package websites to install on smartphone ?

Posted 08 January 2020 - 10:08 AM

That's not how any of this works, nor how it should be designed.

If you wrote a webpage, just have the user go there with a bookmark on their phone. If you want an app, package it so that it uses tech that hides the browser but is actually a webpage; or just create a new app that does what you want.
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Re: The software that can package websites to install on smartphone ?

Posted 08 January 2020 - 10:18 AM

Our OP may still be following posts/advice from the initial boom on phone apps many many years ago where the apps were just tiny shells around web based apps. I believe it was first Apple, and then later Google which highly discouraged this practice. They wanted apps to be of a higher quality.
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Re: The software that can package websites to install on smartphone ?

Posted 10 January 2020 - 12:31 AM

Thank you for reading the post and giving me advice, thank you so much
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