What is the method to create a mobile web site with a landing page prompting to add to home screen?

What is the method to create a mobile web site with a landing page prompting to add to home screen?
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Jason C. LevineNo oneCommented:
Not sure what you are asking for?
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swedishmotorsAuthor Commented:
Sorry,
So that when a user arrives on a phone platform - Iphone, blackberry, droid, etc.
The browser asks you to click - add to home screen.
Then it adds an icon.
Then Your site runs outside the phone browser - so it looks like an app.
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Jason C. LevineNo oneCommented:
Got it. Back when all we had to deal with was desktop browsers, there was a way to use JavaScript to add to bookmarks.  But eventually the modern browsers dumped it because it was being abused and the mobile browsers never supported it at all.

Your best bet is to popup a modal overlay on the mobile browsers that asks them to bookmark the site.  Each browser has its own method of doing that so there isn't a one size fits all solution.
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swedishmotorsAuthor Commented:
Ok, great.
So I am looking for a popup a modal overlay for mobile browsers that asks the user to bookmark the page.
Then I want to launch the page in a full screen (so the browser is hidden and it looks like I'm in an app.)

Someone has to have a cross browser solution?
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Jason C. LevineNo oneCommented:
>> Then I want to launch the page in a full screen (so the browser is hidden and it looks like I'm in an app.)

Nope.  The mobile browsers won't allow you to disable the nav like that. You need to make an app.
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swedishmotorsAuthor Commented:
http://mobile.dudamobile.com
I found this to be an excellent tool for a mobile site
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Jason C. LevineNo oneCommented:
Site doesn't come up?
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swedishmotorsAuthor Commented:
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swedishmotorsAuthor Commented:
I've requested that this question be deleted for the following reason:

No real solution.
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Jason C. LevineNo oneCommented:
The answer to the original question was http:#a37018700

You can't.

There was a suggestion for further research which should have been made as a new question.  

However, in the interest of happiness:

http://code.google.com/p/mobile-bookmark-bubble/
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Jason C. LevineNo oneCommented:
Forgot to Object to the closing.
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swedishmotorsAuthor Commented:
Jason1178, thank you
http://code.google.com/p/mobile-bookmark-bubble/
Looks like an option.
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