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Another APK Builder

Postby David de Argentina » Thu Sep 17, 2015 8:36 pm

Hi Dave,

I just found this:

https://bitbucket.org/mrchay/html5apkbuilder/overview

This app seems to be a replacement for phonegap.

With a couple of adventages:
* No web dependencies.
* generates a signed and aligned apk file.

I don't understand all features, my english is as Tarzan...

Perhaps it could be a good develop alternative...

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Re: Another APK Builder

Postby Wrangler » Fri Sep 18, 2015 8:19 am

Good find, David.
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Re: Another APK Builder

Postby Neosoft Support » Fri Sep 18, 2015 6:11 pm

Seems like it probably could be made to work with NeoAppBuilder's compiler's Web App option. It sounds like you just have to copy the files into the right folders. The instructions aren't very clear, so I would be interested to hear if anyone can get this to work.
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Re: Another APK Builder

Postby David de Argentina » Sat Sep 19, 2015 12:51 am

Hi Dave,

I had tested this APK builder with a pretty complex app.
The way to build the APK is very easy: put all files and folders into the html5 folder and run the go.bat

Pros:
The APK runs fine under Froyo (2.2.1) and ICS (4.0.4).

Problems:
a) The APK is near 18 MB height. (the buid done with phonegap is near 400 kb)
b) The APK uses near 50 MB ram (the build done with phonegap uses 2/3 MB ram )

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Re: Another APK Builder

Postby luishp » Sat Sep 19, 2015 3:33 am

I have also found this one, but I have not tested it yet:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/website2apk/
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Re: Another APK Builder

Postby Neosoft Support » Sat Sep 19, 2015 2:20 pm

Problems:
a) The APK is near 18 MB height. (the buid done with phonegap is near 400 kb)
b) The APK uses near 50 MB ram (the build done with phonegap uses 2/3 MB ram )


I would think those problems would pretty much eliminate that one for me.

I have also found this one, but I have not tested it yet:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/website2apk/


Is that an open source project?
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Re: Another APK Builder

Postby luishp » Sun Sep 20, 2015 4:24 am

Is that an open source project?

Not sure but SourceForge is supposed to be an open source software repository.
To use this software it is necessary Java installed.
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Re: Another APK Builder

Postby fkapnist » Fri May 20, 2016 5:24 am

luishp wrote:
Is that an open source project?

Not sure but SourceForge is supposed to be an open source software repository.
To use this software it is necessary Java installed.



It costs $25.

Apparently it turns everything into a Java application.

It has very good ratings so I guess it is worth the price.

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Re: Another APK Builder

Postby fkapnist » Fri May 20, 2016 5:28 am

David de Argentina wrote:Hi Dave,

I had tested this APK builder with a pretty complex app.
The way to build the APK is very easy: put all files and folders into the html5 folder and run the go.bat

Pros:
The APK runs fine under Froyo (2.2.1) and ICS (4.0.4).

Problems:
a) The APK is near 18 MB height. (the buid done with phonegap is near 400 kb)
b) The APK uses near 50 MB ram (the build done with phonegap uses 2/3 MB ram )

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Having to download a full copy of the Chromium browser to embed in the app is certainly a problem, and there are other program builders that do the same. I am surprised Google doesn't have a Chromium run-time that you can download once, and then all Chrome-based apps will use it instead of downloading the entire monster over and over again...
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Re: Another APK Builder

Postby Neosoft Support » Mon May 23, 2016 7:50 pm

Yes, the massive size of Chromium makes it almost unusable. Maybe that's intentional? I can't imagine what makes it so big.
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Re: Another APK Builder

Postby luishp » Tue Jul 12, 2016 4:01 am

I have found this free and simple but usefull web service to convert an existing website into an APK:
http://web2apk.com/create.aspx
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Re: Another APK Builder

Postby fkapnist » Tue Jul 12, 2016 6:51 am

It looks like a good one
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