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How To Create A Simple Web Browsing App For Android?

How To Create A Simple Web Browsing App For Android?
Did you know that you can create a basic web browsing android app for your website with just a few lines of code? Web browsing Android apps are great if you have a nice website and you want to make your brand�s application with just a minimal amount of code. At the same time, it is a great way to learn more about Android application development, and it doesn't require a background in application development. So, in this tutorial, I will teach you how to create a basic web browsing app of your own!

Before moving on with this tutorial you should know, how to set up the SDK and must have understanding of creating a basic Android app. Here's what we've covered so far on the subject. Just bear with this tutorial, and if you have difficulty understanding a concept, then you can go back to any one of these previous tutorials.

Alright, let�s move on with the tutorial!

Creating a web browsing App for Android

Step 1: Create a new Android Application project

Using Eclipse create a new Android application project (�WebBrowsingApp�). For this tutorial I have selected API 16 (Jelly Bean).

New Project

Step 2: Edit activity_main.xml

Open �activity_main.xml� and add the following code:

<WebView  xmlns:android=""





Step 3: Edit AndroidManifest.xml

Open �AndroidManifest.xml� and add the following code, after manifest tag:

<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.INTERNET" />


Basically we�ve provided internet access to our application.

Step 4: Edit

Finally edit ��. Copy the following libraries:

import android.os.Bundle;

import android.annotation.SuppressLint;


import android.view.Menu;

import android.webkit.WebView;

import android.webkit.WebViewClient;

Now, overwrite the �public boolean onCreateOptionsMenu(Menu menu)� function with:

@SuppressLint("SetJavaScriptEnabled") @Override

public boolean onCreateOptionsMenu(Menu menu) {

// Inflate the menu; this adds items to the action bar if it is present.

        getMenuInflater().inflate(, menu);


        WebView myWebView = (WebView) findViewById(;

        myWebView.setWebViewClient(new WebViewClient());


          return true;


Your class should look like this;

Step 5: Execute

Now, it�s time to run our newly created web browsing app. Right click Project, and select Run as->Android application. It should look something like this.

Finished App

Pretty simple, right? You can add more functionality, and deliver your content in a much more optimized fashion to make your app much more mobile user-friendly.


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