How to Open Non-App URLs Using the Native Browser

Last updated December 14, 2023 by Appdome

Learn how to make a Secure PWA using Open Non-App URLs the Native Browser

What is Appdome’s ‘Open Non-App URLs Using the Native Browser’ feature?

This Knowledge Base article explains how to use Appdome’s Open Non-App URLs in the Native Browser feature when building apps using Appdome Secure PWA. Enabling this feature in a secure PWA would ensure that any non-app URLs will be opened using the mobile device’s native OS browser.

What is Appdome Secure PWA?

Appdome Secure PWA is a no-code mobile development framework that enables anyone to convert any website into a mobile application in minutes – no code or coding required. Using Appdome, anyone can build a progressive web app (PWA) that runs on any iOS or Android device with a native-like experience. The only thing you need to convert any website into a mobile application is a reachable website. Simply input an existing URL into Appdome’s app builder, select your choice of platform (Android, iOS, or cross-platform), and click Convert To App. Within minutes, the Appdome platform automatically converts the website into a mobile application that will run natively on any mobile device for the platform you selected.

Once you have created your mobile application, you can optionally implement your choice of Appdome mobile app security features and build your custom security model directly into the app – all within the same no-code workflow.

4 Easy Steps to Open Non-App URLs Using the Native Browser

Follow these step-by-step instructions to build a Secure PWA that will open all non-app URLs using the phone’s native browser.

  1. From the Add App tab, Select Create Secure PWA™ and enter the website address for the website you wish to convert (Note, enter the full address, and ensure that the URL is reachable).
  2. Choose an App Name, then Choose the App platform: iOS, Android or both.
    • For iOS – upload the Provisioning Profile.
  3. Under Navigation Options, Enable Open Non-App URLs In Native Browser
  4. Click Convert To App

Open Non-App URLs the Native Browser

Congratulations! You now have converted your website to a progressive web app and enabled Appdome’s Open Non-App URLs In Native Browser feature.  You can find your PWA in your Appdome account (left navigation menu) with all the other app binaries that you’ve previously added to your account.

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Prerequisites for Using Appdome’s Secure PWA

After Building Your PWA

After successfully building a Progressive Web App using Appdome, there are several available options to complete your project, depending on your app lifecycle or workflow. These include 

Or, see this quick reference Releasing Secured Android & iOS Apps built on Appdome. 

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