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Girard442

(6,219 posts)
Sun May 19, 2024, 12:44 PM May 19

I'm curious if there is a way to set up a completely self-contained web site on an Android phone.

Self-contained in that everything is on the phone including the wifi hotspot and that it still works when even there's no cell phone service -- your basic desert-island scenario.

Yeah, I know. In an actual desert island scenario, dinking with your cell is probably not going to be uppermost on your mind.

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I'm curious if there is a way to set up a completely self-contained web site on an Android phone. (Original Post) Girard442 May 19 OP
What do you want the website to do? mahina May 19 #1
Creating basic HTML code and finding an Android app to host it... Girard442 May 19 #3
Not sure what you are hoping to achieve; but yes, you can set up a web server on your phone erronis May 19 #2
Most developers create mobile-friendly websites on workstations with large displays and keyboards and mice. Shermann May 19 #4
Have some fun. usonian May 19 #5
That's pretty cool! erronis May 19 #6

mahina

(18,263 posts)
1. What do you want the website to do?
Sun May 19, 2024, 12:53 PM
May 19

Haven’t used to android in quite a while. Does it work to access a website that has some of the same features that you want on your website? Does it have the hotspot functionality that you’re looking for?

Regarding the website, do. you have a outline for it?

Wordpress uses really handy plug-ins. I like Wordpress because if you decide you want to move your page to some other format later, you can get it downloaded as a CSV file and just voilà move it. Shopify won’t do that, or they wouldn’t. If you decide you want to move to a different format to start from scratch. Or you used to if they’ve changed.

Wordpress has a Wordpress go to question site, a codex.

Girard442

(6,219 posts)
3. Creating basic HTML code and finding an Android app to host it...
Sun May 19, 2024, 01:01 PM
May 19

...(Simple HTTP Server PLUS) and accessing the page from another device via the IP adddress is in the bag. Getting the wifi to work in the desert-island scenario -- not there yet.

erronis

(15,981 posts)
2. Not sure what you are hoping to achieve; but yes, you can set up a web server on your phone
Sun May 19, 2024, 12:53 PM
May 19

Since you don't have WiFi or cellular service in this scenario, all content must come from local storage on the phone.

You can probably run several popular developer web servers - they just need to be able to handle HTTP(S) requests and perform the necessary actions. They can probably handle common web frameworks and include javascript and other niceties. Plenty of phone-based database systems already out there.

Shermann

(7,778 posts)
4. Most developers create mobile-friendly websites on workstations with large displays and keyboards and mice.
Sun May 19, 2024, 01:12 PM
May 19

If I were intent on setting up my own web server, I'd set up a Linux box or even a Windows server to go along with that workstation.

Tackling either of those on the phone itself is doing things the hard way.

usonian

(11,269 posts)
5. Have some fun.
Sun May 19, 2024, 02:13 PM
May 19

You can run a Tiddly Wiki on Android.
https://medevel.com/tiddloid/

Three more ways:
https://tiddlywiki.com/static/GettingStarted%2520-%2520Android.html

I run Quine on ios. It's a Tiddly Wiki. Also TrunkWiki.

I haven't looked into accessing a tiddly wiki other than via a browser on the phone with access to the HTML file.

But since a tiddly wiki is just an HTML file, it could probably be synched/shared "however"

erronis

(15,981 posts)
6. That's pretty cool!
Sun May 19, 2024, 03:47 PM
May 19

Years ago I played around with some of the wikis but never on a phone. Time to fire up my debugger!

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