It can be quite frustrating and difficult to create an app that iTunes will accept. I found a quick little way to create a free app that is easily accessed through a site called ConduitMobile. You need to access the site to create the app through Safari instead of Explorer though. If you don’t have Safari, you can download that easily for free.
Once on the ConduitMobile site, it is very simple to create a decent app that contains things like RSS feeds, websites, Youtube feeds, contact forms and more. When you are finished creating the app, you can test it on your computer screen to see how it looks. When you are happy with the app, you can simply pick the option of “Web-based App Open on Mobile Phone”. This will generate a QR code that you can scan with your QR Reader. You can have this QR code and link sent to your email address.
If you scan the QR code, that will open the page to your app on your phone. At this point, you click on the icon at the bottom of your iPhone that looks like a circle with a pen in it. At that point, it will ask you if you want to open in Safari. Pick yes and this will open up the website on your phone so that you can save it to your home screen.
To see how it works, scan this code into your reader or click here to see more about the code and app. By scanning in my code listed below, you can have access to my articles, Youtube videos and more on your iPhone.
An even easier way to get the app onto your iPhone is to just use the link that is sent to your email that contains the QR code. The link for the one above is http://drdianehamilton.mobapp.at/. Simply open the site like this one on your phone and save it to your desktop. You can also go to that link and forward it to people by entering their email address. Keep in mind though that, unlike an app you download from iTunes, this app will be web-based and will require an Internet connection to display the information.
Watch the following video for step by step directions about how to create your free app without having to go through iTunes:
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