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  • User-1994446809 posted

    Hello, 

    How can i make my Visual Studio community 2015 to be compatible with building android and iOs apps?

    I also want to please ask if it is possible to build a website in ASP.NET and then making it work in mobile devices as an online application, using the same codes, same database and web pages without having to build an android application from scratch? More like converting a website built in Visual Studio 2015 (ASP.NET) into an app to work on android and iOs devices without changing or altering anything like web forms, code and using the same database.   If so, will the conversion be offline or you must connect to the internet to be able to effect the conversion.

    -George.

    Sunday, April 12, 2020 10:00 PM

Answers

  • User409696431 posted

    A mobile app is completely different from building a website..  That would be a start-from-scratch effort. (Which you can do in Visual Studio, separately from building a website.)

    A website that works on phones, on the other hand is a matter of designing it that way from the start: make it responsive.

    • Marked as answer by Anonymous Thursday, October 7, 2021 12:00 AM
    Sunday, April 12, 2020 11:22 PM
  • User409696431 posted

    You can design a mobile app to look similar to the website, and you can access the same data.  But you'll do it differently.  You write mobile apps in code that can be compiled to iOS and Android, either by writing native code separately for each version of your App, or by using code (such as Xamarin) that can be compiled to both.  You create methods, such as web APIs, your mobile apps can use to fetch data. And you distribute an app (and need a license to do that from Apple and from Google) while you only need to host a website.

    • Marked as answer by Anonymous Thursday, October 7, 2021 12:00 AM
    Tuesday, April 14, 2020 12:38 PM

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  • User409696431 posted

    A mobile app is completely different from building a website..  That would be a start-from-scratch effort. (Which you can do in Visual Studio, separately from building a website.)

    A website that works on phones, on the other hand is a matter of designing it that way from the start: make it responsive.

    • Marked as answer by Anonymous Thursday, October 7, 2021 12:00 AM
    Sunday, April 12, 2020 11:22 PM
  • User-1994446809 posted
    Okay, thank you. But please, how is it then that mobile app has that same interface and display like website and uses the same database; when data is inserted in a mobile app it can also be seen in the website version? I will like to know please. Thank you
    Tuesday, April 14, 2020 7:57 AM
  • User409696431 posted

    You can design a mobile app to look similar to the website, and you can access the same data.  But you'll do it differently.  You write mobile apps in code that can be compiled to iOS and Android, either by writing native code separately for each version of your App, or by using code (such as Xamarin) that can be compiled to both.  You create methods, such as web APIs, your mobile apps can use to fetch data. And you distribute an app (and need a license to do that from Apple and from Google) while you only need to host a website.

    • Marked as answer by Anonymous Thursday, October 7, 2021 12:00 AM
    Tuesday, April 14, 2020 12:38 PM