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How can I get a web-based iPhone app into the App Store?
Asked by simonstl
Posted Nov 24 2009 07:35 AM
Is there a not too painful way to package a web app for distribution in the App Store?
Answered by bjepson
Posted Nov 24 2009 02:23 PM
If you use PhoneGap, it's a lot like submitting a native app; you will still need to go through Xcode and the iPhone Developer Program Portal. From memory, the process is a little bit like this:
Answered by Maximiliano Firtman
Posted Dec 09 2009 10:09 AM
If you won't need to access native features (accelerometer, vibration, etc.) you won't need PhoneGap or other framework. You should only add the web solution to the root folder of your X-Code project (native solution) and use a full-screen UIWebView control loaded with the main HTML file of your web solution.
You can also point your UIWebView control to an online URL and create just an application with icon and AppStore distribution that only work as a Mobile Safari without the toolbars. All your files will be on your web server.
If you only want to have the users an icon in the Home Screen, you don't need the AppStore. You can just use the meta tags available in Mobile Safari.