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    Lightbulb Good idea or Bad idea - Android native app which link to web app

    I am not sure if this is a good idea or bad idea.
    I want to build a web app (Responsive web design). The app will change and update every day with new content.

    It will be a free app, which is just filled with text and images.
    I would like to get as many people as possible to view and use my app.

    I want to put my app on the android and apple store. To do that it needs to be a native app.

    Is it possible to just make a native app which is only a button that links to the web app?
    Do you think they will actually allow this app on the app store?

    Is this a bad idea, is there something that i am not aware of?

    I was thinking of just using phonegap, but i want to update and change the content of the app instantly and daily.

    Any advise or suggestions would be great
    Kind regards

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    This wouldn't be allowed in the apple app store.
    There's no reason you cannot integrate dynamically updated content located and loaded from a remote server into a phonegap app, as long as the app handles a disconnected state or loading error intelligently you'll remain within the app store requirements.

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