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I have a running team manager that I would really like to create an app for.  I just don't have any capital.  Does anyone know of an avenue for this?  I would be willing to part with my first born...
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by:Scott Fell, EE MVE
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You could try using kickstarter.  But you have skills you could use or are you looking to have somebody else do this for you?
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by:Bob Schneider
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I have ok classic asp/html/vb/javascript skills with sql server db background.  Is this sufficient?
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by:Scott Fell, EE MVE
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Do you really need to make a truly native app?  What you can do is create it as a responsive site with a frame work like http://foundation.zurb.com or http://twitter.com/boostrap.  That will get the site to format based on the device/screen size.  Small learning curve to use media queries and make parts of the site differently for each screen size.

What I would suggest to do differently is set every call to the db as a web service rather then placing the connection string inside the page.  This will come in handy later when you do convert to a full on native app.

Just create webservice endpoints that returns  a json response you can parse using jquery on the page.  

You will use your asp skills for the webservice and the pages the public will use should all be in  html5/jquery or javascript.

You can also check out frameworks like jquery mobile or telerik.
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by:Bob Schneider
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Sounds like the direction I should go...but still no mobile icon, right?  Just a web url?
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Both Android and IOS have a webview http://developer.android.com/guide/webapps/webview.html where you simply make a "one page" native app that loads a website url.  The only difference between a webview and a responsive website is you don't see the url in a webview.  There are many apps as webviews that you probably did not realize.  

If you have any kind of good userbase of your web app, you can start like this and later build a native app with more features.

I have a couple of things I am working on myself and doing the same.
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by:Bob Schneider
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Really good information.  Thanks!
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