How come the app I had created for my website only works on Android based phones?

by on August 31, 2012

Q: I had an app made to compliment my web site. It only works on android phones. When I try to use it on my iPhone an error message appears. “Safari cannot open this ………….”. Why is this and how can I get the app to work on my iPhone and iPad?


One Response to “How come the app I had created for my website only works on Android based phones?”
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    Android based phones and iPhone use a different operating system and thus run different software.

    Unless you built your app using something like PhoneGap, you’ll need to write a whole new version of your application to support Apple devices running iOS.

    For more information regarding iOS development, start here:

    https://developer.apple.com/devcenter/ios/index.action

    Depending on what your website is actually doing, it might make more sense to handle your mobile users using something like Jquery mobile or Twitter Bootstrap.