WebApp on Android

  1. 3 months ago

    Denis D

    is not verified Feb 16 Montreal, QC, Canada

    Fact: Xojo can't produce app for Android
    But is it possible to generate webApp then download it to local Android Device
    Then use it like app ( webApp )
    Not very complicate app... only a custom calculator
    Thanks

    A Xojo Web app executes on Linux, Windows or Mac, and produces web pages it sends to the client, and interacts with it. Some functions do execute on the client, but most of the job is done on the server, in Xojo code.

    Personally, to produce Android apps until Xojo is able to, I use Basic4Android , which creates native Android apps on PC.

    On Mac, it runs within an emulator such as VMWare Fusion or VirtualBox.

  2. Deleted 3 months ago by Michel B
  3. Julen I

    Feb 16 Europe

    I believe it's a question, Michel. He is asking if it would be possible to do it.

  4. Michel B

    Feb 16 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro

    Indeed, Julen. Sorry. I read too fast.

    Denis, what you describe is not possible. There is no Xojo Web for Android that could execute on the device.

    But you can indeed access a Xojo Web app installed on a Linux, Windows or Mac host from Android.

  5. Denis D

    is not verified Feb 16 Montreal, QC, Canada

    ok i accept and understand your answer
    Bur for my knowledge:
    webApp is not a web application execute by web Browser ?
    And WebBrowser is not universal ?
    Generate on mac... Read by Android Web Browser
    Thanks

  6. Louis D

    Feb 16 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro Montreal, QC, Canada

    generate a web app for any server of your choice. Android devices will access it by ip address or UNC with the browser. My web apps running on Windows can be used by ipads, android devices and computers of all breeds.

  7. Denis D

    is not verified Feb 16 Montreal, QC, Canada
    Edited 3 months ago by Denis D

    If i understand, the only problem is the hosting device
    I can't be on the mobile itself ? ( Android )

  8. Michel B

    Feb 16 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro Answer

    A Xojo Web app executes on Linux, Windows or Mac, and produces web pages it sends to the client, and interacts with it. Some functions do execute on the client, but most of the job is done on the server, in Xojo code.

    Personally, to produce Android apps until Xojo is able to, I use Basic4Android , which creates native Android apps on PC.

    On Mac, it runs within an emulator such as VMWare Fusion or VirtualBox.

  9. Denis D

    is not verified Feb 16 Montreal, QC, Canada

    Now i understand Michel
    It must host by a server, supported by Xojo
    Because it stay's an app that generate HTML Code ( who can be read by webBrowser )
    It make sense !!
    Thanks Michel et Louis

  10. Dave S

    Feb 16 San Diego, California USA

    I think now I am as confused as the OP.

    Isn't a "Xojo for WEB" app, a SERVER oriented application that "serves" webpages to a client?
    and if so, that client is a web-browser, in which case why does the platform the web-browser CLIENT is on matter?

  11. Greg O

    Feb 16 Xojo Inc Somewhere near Raleigh, NC

    @Dave S I think now I am as confused as the OP.

    Isn't a "Xojo for WEB" app, a SERVER oriented application that "serves" webpages to a client?
    and if so, that client is a web-browser, in which case why does the platform the web-browser CLIENT is on matter?

    Because not all browsers are created equal.

  12. Michel B

    Feb 16 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro
    Edited 3 months ago by Michel B

    The OP asked for a web app that can be installed in the browser, which is not possible for Xojo Web.

    In the vein of Greg's reply, Android browsers have limitations that make them not always react correctly to a Xojo Web app.

  13. Denis D

    is not verified Feb 16 Montreal, QC, Canada

    if i resume
    It's an app that generate HTML Code ( who can be read by webBrowser )
    So Xojo app, can't run on Android
    If i'm right... just like, then i close de conversation
    Thanks to all

  14. Michel B

    Feb 16 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro

    Xojo has announced support for Android at XDC. But it will not be here before the end of 2017.

  15. "Xojo has announced support for Android at XDC"... wow.. I didn't know that... where can I read more ?

  16. Michel B

    Feb 16 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro

    See http://www.bkeeneybriefs.com/page/2/ bottom of the page

  17. Greg O

    Feb 17 Xojo Inc Somewhere near Raleigh, NC

    @Denis D if i resume
    It's an app that generate HTML Code ( who can be read by webBrowser )
    So Xojo app, can't run on Android
    If i'm right... just like, then i close de conversation
    Thanks to all

    It's not that it can't be run on Android. If you are using 4.3 or later, the built in web browser should be capable of running Xojo web apps. You'll just have to test it.

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