[wp-hackers] Hybrid WP mobile apps

Alex Hempton-Smith hempsworth at gmail.com
Mon Jul 11 10:13:21 UTC 2011

There's nothing stopping development of a HTML5 web-app as a plugin, which
would effectively give a mobile version of the admin panel - you would just
visit the admin panel via your phones browser. Then, if it becomes good
enough, it could be merged into core.

There certainly are issues surrounding the access to phone hardware via a
web app though, so maybe the hybrid approach of a native app using web-views
within it would work.

This is what Facebook does for its iPhone app - the activity stream is
actually a web-view.

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Kind regards,
Alex Hempton-Smith


On Mon, Jul 11, 2011 at 10:37 AM, Dan Roundhill <dan at automattic.com> wrote:

> Access to the camera is a pretty big deal, mostly the reason that the
> current native apps exist right now.  If you can't upload an image from your
> device that would be a huge loss to the user.  I have seen support for
> accessing files from the mobile browser in Android, so hopefully other
> platforms will support this soon as well.
> Maybe we could start developing the HTML5 version as development continues
> with the native apps, then potentially switch over if the web app becomes
> more awesome than the native experience?
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