Can I publish an html5 based app on the App Store?

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by djrod, May 31, 2011.

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    djrod

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    #1
    Hi, i'm willing to learn Objective C, but I lack C knowledge so it's going to be a looong time until I can create something, It would be great if in the meantime I could mix both Objective C and HTML5.

    My idea is to create something like this:

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    Does Apple allow apps like this?
     

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    robbieduncan

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    #2
    It is entirely possible to wrap a website using a UIWebView. Having said that if the application is not providing any additional benefit over the web page itself then Apple will tend to reject the application.
     
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    RodThePlod

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    #3
    You can create a web app. This might be a solution for you to get a presence on the iPhone until you've improved your Objective C in order to produce a native app.

    With a web app, your code doesn't run locally on the iPhone/iPod/iPad - it sits on a server on the Internet and is accessed through the web browser on the device.

    Web apps and do a pretty good job of emulating a native app. The only (major) downside is that if your user doesn't have access to the Internet, they don't have access to your web app...

    Hope this helps,

    RTP.
     
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    djrod

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    #4
    Thanks for your answers, I've found this:

    http://www.phonegap.com

    I'm gonna try it because is just what I needed :)
     

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