How To Convert Any Website Into A Professional Android App Using Android Studio

If you want to build an app in simple then you can use WebView. Before you start installing Android Studio and start building an app, your website should be responsive and mobile-ready. You can take Google’s mobile-friendly test to check if your website is optimized for mobile devices or not. Once you have completed the test, you can follow the below steps.

Step 1: Get Ready With Android Studio

Install latest version of Android Studio. Create a new project in Android Studio and name it.

Step 2: Create App Interface And WebView Element

Open res -> layout -> activity_main.xml, create the application interface and add WebView element to it.

Step 3: Open AndroidManifest.xml file and add internet permission to it just after the package name. It is required because the App will load data directly from the website.

src/main/AndroidManifest.xml

Step 4: After adding the permissions the application is complete but when you run you will find that it will open the links in browser not in application itself. Solution for this is add this line of code in your MainActivity.java class.

Step 5: Now to add back buttons to the application to need to add following code to your MainActivity.java class.

MainActivity.java complete code:

 

 

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About the Author: Dharmendra Yadav

Dharmendra Yadav is a PHP developer. Dharmendra Yadav background includes B.Tech in Computer Science and Engineering. Currently he is working with CORE PHP, CODEIGNITER, , Laravel, Opencart, JAVASCRIPT, JQUERY, AJAX, WORDPRESS, WEB API technologies , Smarty.

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