Build mobile apps without mobile developers06.25.15 · java html swift
Fact: I’m awful at mobile apps. I’ve tried Java, Swift, and Objective C, but it never works out. Every app I’ve written has been a colossal failure that just barely limped along. And it doesn’t help that native IDEs have such steep learning curves.
Fact: I’m good at web apps. I can write JS/CSS/HTML, design mobile first, account for offline, etc. But, that won’t get me on the ‘top paid apps’ list, will it?
Actually, it might. With Nabil Freeman’s Android & iOS Webview Boilerplates, I can take my webapps native without hiring specialized developers.
For example, I made apps for blerg.me in about an hour — most of which was spent upgrading Xcode, installing Android Studio, and creating app icons. I could even sell these on the AppStore or Google Play.
Here’s a screencast from my phone:
Install Blerg Me on your Android by downloading the APK.
FYI, I had to futz with Gradle to get my Android app working. Hopefully Nabil will accept my PR soon.