Web stack without dynamic html RRS feed

  • Question

  • I’m working on a web based application and, in a near future, we want to deploy it on iOS and Android. For now, the application is pretty simple, but it will include multiple modules and features (may be more than 100-200 web pages). My concern is to reuse the code across platform in order to reduce the development time. 

    Can you told me your opinion about this stack: I want to build my views with plan .HTML file + Ajax request. IIS will only be use to serve the JSON and act like a proxy through my SQLServer.

    For iOS and Android, I want to package the HTML in a Xamarin app so I don’t have to code a second time all the view (the app will run on a browser). 

    There is any know issue with this architecture? Does sound like a good idea? Anyone using it?

    Thank for your advice.

    Philippe Gelinas-Bernier http://linkedin.com/in/pbernier99

    Tuesday, August 4, 2015 8:41 PM

All replies

  • What's aspect of it requires it to be a native install?


    Friday, August 7, 2015 7:38 AM
  • I want to deploy all the UI (.html files) in the mobile app. If I want native feature, I plan to code custom code for each platform, but most of the current features is simple CRUD operation.

    Philippe Gelinas-Bernier http://linkedin.com/in/pbernier99

    Monday, August 10, 2015 4:57 PM
  • Whilst I see where you are trying to save on dev costs I'm not keen on the solution. If you want to go html for the UI then I would utilise something like Cordova or even the existing native html implementations most platforms offers (does Andoid?). If you're going to invest in Xamarin then I would look at Xamarin forms. The problem with html without any native support is that the controls are going to be horrible, especially anything around lists.


    Tuesday, August 11, 2015 8:04 AM
  • Thank you for the answers. Have you evaluate others Cordova style plateform like Telerik  (http://www.telerik.com/platform)?

    Philippe Gelinas-Bernier http://linkedin.com/in/pbernier99

    Wednesday, August 19, 2015 8:33 PM
  • I played with Cordova some time ago, but I haven't used the Telerik offering. However, I do know of a cross platform hybrid solution, I'll try and dig out the details for you.


    • Edited by pkr2000 Thursday, August 20, 2015 7:08 AM
    Thursday, August 20, 2015 7:08 AM