What options exist to create a shell app for iPhones that redirect to a website?

| | August 7, 2015

I have a client that needed to abandon their very poor native app and needs a temporary solution immediately. They have a mobile optimized website and we’d like to deploy an app in the store to replace the current one, and design it such that as soon as you launch it, it either hosts the site within a web browser control, or just redirects the user to a website in the iPhone Safari app. I realize there are subtle differences between the browser control and the actual Safari browsers.

Are there any tools or products that auto create such simple apps, and are there any problems with getting such simple apps approved by Apple?

One Response to “What options exist to create a shell app for iPhones that redirect to a website?”

  1. Sounds like you want to make a hybrid app.

    http://www.cocoacontrols.com/posts/a-primer-on-hybrid-apps-for-ios

    Your app could just be a UIWebView that shows the website. It’s possible that Apple might reject ithe app if there is nothing to it except a web view — do some research on that possibility.

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