I want to automatically generate a Mobile Site Shortcut app to my mobile site for various mobile platforms.

I have a site "MyMobileSite.com" and I want to automatically generate simple native apps that -- when opened in their respective platforms -- will simply open the local browser and take the user to "MyMobileSite.com".

The platforms apps should get generated for are:

  • Android
  • BlackBerry
  • Flash
  • iOS
  • Java/J2ME
  • Nokia WRT
  • Palm
  • Symbian
  • Web OS
  • Windows

Is there any software that would generate these mini-apps automatically?


  • The software has to generate automatically apps for all or most of the platforms above
  • Any OS/UI/language is acceptable
  • Both hosted and on-premises are acceptable too
  • Any price is acceptable, but obviously the cheaper the better

Getjar.com used to provide this service:

If no application exists, GetJar provides a free Mobile Site Shortcut, which is a small application that launches any phone’s native Web browser and redirects it to the appropriate mobile site.

...but no longer does.

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    I'd use a simple bookmark, so it can open in the native browser. Why does every website need its own app? Makes no sense to me. – Izzy Sep 15 '14 at 18:31
  • @Izzy: Maybe because most mobile users know how to install an app, but only few know how to create a bookmark? – Nicolas Raoul Mar 16 '15 at 5:44
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    @NicolasRaoul Seriously? How fortunate my keyboard has an airbag for the headcrash... // Oh, besides: "How can I create..."? That doesn't seem to be on-topic here. Please note this site is about recommending software, not assets like howtos, manuals, multi-media content. – Izzy Mar 16 '15 at 12:28
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    @NicolasRaoul too bold I'm afraid. If I read the original post correctly, OP wants to integrate that into the website to "automatically generate a Mobile Site Shortcut". So I doubt that "Any OS/UI/language is acceptable." Better not go that far to fix a question just to have it fixed – if that invokes the danger of making it a different question than intended. If you want that for yourself, better ask a new (precise) question ;) OP hasn't been around here since dropping that question, btw. – so she might no longer be interested, not reacting to our requests. – Izzy Mar 16 '15 at 15:19
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    @NicolasRaoul: Yes, I'm still interested in a solution. I'm looking for software that will automatically generate the Mobile Site Shortcut Apps so that I can re-upload them to various App Stores on different mobile platforms. The platform of the software doesn't matter so much as long as it gets the job done. – ProgrammerGirl Mar 17 '15 at 16:17

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