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    How to make iphone ap version of a php website?


    I make websites in php and simple html css.

    I need so direction to start building the ap version of the websites fro iphone, ipad and other devices.

    Any help would be appreciate. For example what IDE to use or ho to do the database connecitons how to...

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    When you say "iphone ap" and "ap version" I assume you mean building native applications.

    Building native applications is a big step and you have to build a new one for each device you want to target (android, iphone, ...).

    You may want to consider sticking with HTML(5)/CSS(3) to create mobile versions of your site. It's a much smaller step since nearly all of your existing skills are leveraged. You only have to create one mobile version for multiple platforms. (I.e., one will work fine on iPhone and Android as well as most other modern smartphone's with browsers and probably future mobile devices with browsers.)

    If you are very clever with your CSS (and your HTML is well enough designed) you might be able to just express a different layout in your CSS (look up "responsive web design"). But it is often easier to create a separate tree (e.g., m.yoursite.com or yoursite.com/m/) which has simplified HTML and CSS (a mobile version of your site).

    There's a brief, recently written, comparison of creating native apps vs. mobile web pages here:

    There's some good advice on creating a mobile web experience here:

    And mobiforge has lots of articles. This article is a bit old. Much of it still applies and it is a good launch point for further information.

    If you are committed to going with a native iphone App, your starting point is here: https://developer.apple.com/programs/ios/gettingstarted/

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