Bug 5712 - Create iOS/Android/Windows Phone Apps for launching Web Access
Summary: Create iOS/Android/Windows Phone Apps for launching Web Access
Alias: None
Product: ThinLinc
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Web Access (show other bugs)
Version: trunk
Hardware: PC Unknown
: P2 Normal
Target Milestone: 4.15.0
Assignee: Bugzilla mail exporter
Depends on:
Reported: 2015-11-12 09:36 CET by Peter Åstrand
Modified: 2023-05-30 13:47 CEST (History)
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Description Peter Åstrand cendio 2015-11-12 09:36:16 CET
The HTML5 client is our solution for providing a ThinLinc client on IOS, Android, and Windows Phone. However, from a marketing and user perspective, it would be nice if we had some kind of "app" for launching the HTML5 client. That would mean that a ThinLinc "client" would be found when searching in the platform app store. The user would also have a icon on the home screen (or similar) for running ThinLinc. (See also bug 4583 though)

In principle, there are multiple solutions:

1) Create an "app" what bundles the HTML5 client (Javascript files etc), so that it basically runs locally. 

2) Create a "app" that launches the HTML5 client from a particular server. 

I believe solution 1) is not possible since GPL code is not allowed in the App Store. 

I think solution 2) should work fine, though. One advantage would be that the user would not have to remember that the HTML5 client is running on port 300, for example; the app could help with this. 

Since the app would be fairly simple, the amound of work required is limited. It might also be possible to share most of the code between all mobile platforms.
Comment 1 Pierre Ossman cendio 2023-05-30 13:47:02 CEST
This bug is basically "Put Web Access in the app stores", which is a bit too vague from a product development point of view. We can open more specific tasks once we know what is needed to get in to the different stores.

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