The types of mobile environments are increasing, too. Google’s Android joins with Apple’s iOS, Microsoft’s Windows 8, and even less popular environments such as the Firefox OS and Chromebook’s OS. Even online store king, Amazon, has introduced a variation of Android called Fire OS for its own devices.
In this chapter, I’m focusing primarily on variations of Android (including Fire OS) and HTML5 web apps, with a little exploration into Firefox OS and Chrome-flavored web apps.
Creating an Installable, Hosted Web App
You want to create a web app hosted on your server without having to target specific environments or devices. And you want the app to actually install, not sit there in a browser.
To create an installable web app, you only need to add some additional material to an already working web page application. ...