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Jan 17, 2009, 05:25 PM
Would it be possible to make a mobile version of a website and make it an application to go in the App Store? How does that work?

Jan 17, 2009, 05:27 PM
Yes you can do that with Ajax, with some Javascript things. The website Remember the Milk for example enables you to use it offline thanks to this, have a look.

Jan 17, 2009, 05:30 PM
What is Ajax and Javascript? Is that a code language? Could i make an application of a website and write it in the code of objective c?

Jan 17, 2009, 05:44 PM

I think you need to take a deep breath and start at the top of this forum. There's a lot of reading to do before you can even understand the questions you want to ask.

iPhone Developer FAQ (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=518968)

How do I get started programming on the Mac (or iPhone) (http://guides.macrumors.com/Cocoa_FAQ)

AJAX is technically just a particular style of writing javascript. Javascript has been in use with HTML on web pages to script actions practically since they evolved beyond simple text browsers.

No, you cannot magically turn a webpage into an app. You could create an app that contains a webview to locally display your web pages, or display some pulled from a server.

But what would stop your users from just visiting the mobile site with Safari instead of buying your "app"? Nothing.

Jan 17, 2009, 05:56 PM
I am more into PHP than these Ajax things, but have a look there if you want to learn more : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AJAX