Can we make apps with rapidweaver?


(Gabrielle Vickery) #1

Silly question I’m sure, but there you go.


(Joe Workman) #2

There is nothing stopping you from use server side technology such as php to develop a web app with RapidWeaver. However, you will need to know how to develop that app on your own.


Convert a web site to an app?
(Will Woodgate) #3

Yes you can create simple web apps with RapidWeaver. You can use almost any responsive blank theme and add special meta tags to do things like hiding the address / status bars on smart phones and tablets. RapidWeaver already has a place in the Site Setup window to configure a home screen icon; enabling users to ‘pin’ your page to their desktop.

The StackApps kit is a good solution for building simple apps with that need to have dependency on a database to store or retrieve information:
http://stackapps.info/
According to the website it has not been updated for a little while, but I presume it is still active and works in RW6 / Stacks 3.

You can also custom code or hire a developer to build simple apps that you can incorporate into websites. Here is an example of a simple web app I built myself a few weeks back for generating icons:
https://stacks4stacks.com/icon-generator/
Anything like this would be perfectly feasible in RapidWeaver.


(Gabrielle Vickery) #4

Thanks guys, that’s really handy!


#5

Hi

I’ve used it for a few apps now - IOS only, I tend to ignore Android where ever possible.

I’d recommend a responsive theme - Joe’s Foundation rocks for this stuff - in fact, Xcode and RW sit rather well together.

Also be aware that a lot of stuff will have the theme looking for outside resources - Fontawesome, Jquery spring to mind, so if your planning to have the app work without a web connection, you will want to store them locally.

IOS web apps wont run .php pages so stick to .htm / .html - unless of course, anyone knows differently - it can cause you to think of some workarounds with things like forms that want it.

Good luck


(Gabrielle Vickery) #6

Thank you for the input ;-).


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(Daniel Busquet) #8

Can you help me hiding the address/status bars on smart phones and tablets?
Rapid weaver 6

Thanks!


(Will Woodgate) #9

There is some information here about some meta tags you can add to a page to remove the address bar and status bar on iOS Safari:
https://developer.apple.com/library/safari/documentation/AppleApplications/Reference/SafariHTMLRef/Articles/MetaTags.html

So typically you would take something like this:

<meta name="apple-mobile-web-app-capable" content="yes">

And enter it into the Custom Header box, of the RapidWeaver Page Inspector. Or edit your theme index.html file to include it towards the top.


(scott williams) #10

Here ya go.

http://www.html5rocks.com/en/mobile/fullscreen/#disqus_thread