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Building E-commerce Sites with VirtueMart Cookbook by John Horton

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Chapter 9. Blueprint – Making an Android App out of Your Site Content

In this chapter we will cover:

  • Installing the Java Development Kit
  • Installing Eclipse
  • Installing the Android SDK
  • Installing the Android Development Tools plugin
  • Configuring an Android emulator
  • Wrapping our site in an Android WebView
  • Testing our app on the emulator
  • Exporting our app to use it on a real Android device
  • Branding our WebView
  • Publishing our app on Google Play

Introduction

Apps are huge and are getting bigger. The proliferation of tablets and smart phones is likely a done deal and will never reverse. Most of the big name shopping brands have an app. But if you have ever shopped around for a service to make you an app you will probably have been scared off by the price.

But the ...

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