Stand Alone Web App

I have an application that will run on a remote server and also on a local computer/browser in stand alone mode. I have built the app and run it. I get the command window and then enter my IP address into the browser. The app runs fine.

My question is, is there a way to have the steps in a small program that my user would run from his desktop. My stand alone users will not be interested in going through the steps I do to get the program to run. I would need to get the network IP address as well as start the app and a browser all from within the new desk top app.

Could you maybe start the web app on a specific port using a Shell and then launch the browser at the IP address using ShowURL?