Last post Apr 12, 2013 10:29 AM by wavemaster
Apr 12, 2013 01:10 AM|ssvikramuk|LINK
I am done with my web app built using web matrix. The same i would like to convert into dedicated ios and android app to install on their mobile. What are all the steps involved to convert to ios or android?
Apr 12, 2013 01:12 AM|thirumaran007|LINK
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Apr 12, 2013 01:16 AM|Rion Williams|LINK
The process itself is sadly not as simply just "converting" your Web Application to a native iOS or Android application.Each of these "apps" much be developed in their own native environment for its respective platform.
I would HIGHLY recommend looking into
Xamarin and some of their products (including MonoTouch), which are specifically geared for developing native iOS and Android applications using C# (so the transition would be very minor and you wouldn't have to
go learn Objective-C etc.)
I have used them in the past to develop some iOS "Apps" and I was more than impressed with how easy their tools were to use and how smooth the transition was from working in something like Visual Studio to MonoDevelop (the
iOS IDE for Mono).
Depending on your Application and what it does, you may also consider looking into
PhoneGap, which aims at creating applications in a cross-platform way that can be installed on Android, iOS and other devices.
Apr 12, 2013 10:29 AM|wavemaster|LINK
There is an alternative which is to make a web app. This basically means that your WebMatrix site recognizes the mobile device and renders pages for a smaller sceen. The user would be using a browser to access your site.
That would be platform independent and you won't have to do much more than to create a layout for mobile devices.
You won't have the same intimate integration with device functionality, but you may not need that anyway.