I have noticed recently that many of you are creating apps from URL links that are not mobile optimized and are therefore do not show up as expected when seen on a mobile device. Today we are going to look at how you can create a mobile website that will meet the standards for Android apps and mobile devices. Making an Android app from a weblink doesn’t have to be a worrying issue anymore.
What is a Mobile Website?
A mobile site is simply a website that has been optimized for a mobile device, such as; a tablet or a mobile phone. The mobile optimized webpage will be accessed via the app as long as internet coverage is available.
It is possible to create an app without converting it to mobile, but it may not be as easy to read or navigate on a mobile device with its current design therefore we continue to advocate that it is important that you make your website mobile friendly.
How do I make my app mobile optimized?
There are online tools such as; Onbile, Wirenode and imcreator that will help you convert your current website
Onbile has a number of templates that you can easily customize to create a mobile site. Once the site has been made mobile-friendly, Onbile gives you a script to put on the website to automatically detect if visitors are coming from a mobile platform.
Wirenode is a great choice for small businesses. The service has a free version with easy ways to create your webpage. Some large companies have used Wirenode to create their mobile sites, so you can take a look at Vodafone, or O2 to see what their sites look like in action.
Imcreator allows you to choose a mobile friendly template when creating your website from scratch, this for many is the easiest option of both creating a website and an optimized site at the same time.
So what we have learnt today is that when making an Android app from a weblink you MUST ensure that the weblink is mobile optimized to get the best possible results for your app