SocialEngine 4: Iphone, Android Home Screen Icon

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Do you wish for your members to be able to access your site with once touch from their Andriod phone or iPhone? Well now they can by creating a shortcut to the website itself but by making look like an app on their phone.

 

Go to:
http://makeappicon.com/

1

Make your iconimage then make a folder in the root of your social engine site
called /iconimage/ and upload all of the images there.

2

Now after you upload the images make sure you find and rename the sizes you want to use.

The only image
the site doesn’t generate is 120×120 you don’t really need it but i used photoshop to shrink it to 120×120.

Now you are going to go to the following folders:
public_html/application/modules/Core/layouts/scripts/

Then open the following file with notepad:
default.tpl

Above the </head> code add the following codes:

<link rel="apple-touch-icon" sizes="57x57" href="/iconimage/apple-icon-57x57.png" />
<link rel="apple-touch-icon" sizes="72x72" href="/iconimage/apple-icon-72x72.png" />
<link rel="apple-touch-icon" sizes="114x114" href="/iconimage/apple-icon-114x114.png" />
<link rel="apple-touch-icon" sizes="120x120" href="/iconimage/apple-icon-120x120.png" />
<link rel="apple-touch-icon" sizes="144x144" href="/iconimage/apple-icon-144x144.png" />

These codes will work perfectly with android and other devices like ios.

Make sure your background is white or transparent.

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Andrew Cross

Hi, I'm Andrew. A am a 26, ICT Administrator which offers support to company's around the South Wales Area. I have created a few social sites for myself and other company's. So far 2 out of 3 have been successful using the powerful SocialEngine Script. I continue to try and help the community of SocialEngine by giving Support and Technical Help where possible.

One Comment on SocialEngine 4: Iphone, Android Home Screen Icon

  1. Wilson says:

    Wow. This information was very useful. I am new to socialengine. I have a question (I hope you can answer me). Some of the pages I put on my Landing Page does not appear, and also when the page looks different before and after the user has logged in,what could be the reason?
    I will appreciate your answer.thanks
    Wilson

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