Sunday, January 26, 2014

Mobile - Add Website Shortcut to your Mobile Device

I am a proponent of building mobile friendly web sites instead of apps in most cases.  However, unless you have a shortcut to the web site on the mobile device, it does create an unnecessary step for users to get to your site.  So here is how to set up manually short cuts to web sites on your mobile device.  

IOS 7 (iPhone/iPad)

  1. Open safari on your IOS device.
  2. Visit the website.
  3. Click the icon near the top of the page with the arrow pointing up.
  4. Click add to home screen.
  5. Name the shortcut.
Voilà!

Android standard browser

  1. Open the Internet browser.
  2. Visit the website.
  3. Click the menu button on your phone.
  4. Click add shortcut to home.














Chrome browser on Android  
  1. Open the Chrome
  2. Visit the website
  3. Click the menu button on your phone
  4. Click add to homescreen
  5. Name the new icon