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Embedding a Page in a mobile APP

Embedding a Page in a mobile APP

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If you want to deliver Flowics Content as a part of a client application, you cannot use the regular Embed that we usually provide to use on a Web site.

On the Apps what we have to do is to use a Web View. The Web View will allow us to display web pages as a part of an activity layout. It does not include any features of a fully developed web browser, such as navigation controls or an address bar. All that Web View does, by default, is show a web page.

When we create a Web View it shows a web page, as we said the Embed that we commonly use for the web sites cannot be use directly in the apps so you can design a web page and then implement a WebView in your app that loads the web page.

A WebView loads and displays rich web content, such as embedded HTML and websites, directly within your app. Mail uses a web view, for example, to show HTML content in messages.

You can even enable forward and back navigation when appropriate. WebView support forward and back navigation, but this behavior is disabled by default. If people will use your web view to visit multiple pages, enable forward and back navigation, and provide corresponding controls to initiate these features.

The most important thing for us is to know that when a client wants to embed Flowics content in an APP, they will not be able to do it through the Embed code, what they have to do is first have a Web Site available, which may well be the one that we provide directly, and with that URL they can do the setup in the App using a Web View.

When working on IOS you can do this using different tools, one of them is the SFSafariViewController which is a component provided by Apple and you simply need to provide an URL on the setup and you will have a web browser base on Safari working on your app.

In the case of Android you will need to include the WebView element in your layout, one tool commonly used to create this kind of apps is Android Studio.

To learn more about the process of embedding an URL in your mobile APP, you can visit these links in which the process for IOS and Android is shown in a basic way.

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