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Website Shortcut

1.1.0 for Android

The description of Website Shortcut

Personalize your Android homescreen by creating your own icon shortcuts for websites. Customize your website shortcuts with your own selected text and image. Furthermore, there are no advertisements and it's free. I made it originally for myself, and decided to share. Giving a fair rating is very well appreciated!

Many applications have made the switch from native applications to a single mobile-friendly website. Although this is a positive development, it means that you can only open them conveniently via bookmarks. This requires two taps in the best case, while a shortcut on your homescreen requires only a single tap! It is especially convenient and time-saving for often visited websites.

From Android Oreo on (due to an API change, on which this app is built upon), the bottom right tiny icon of the app the shortcut belongs to is added automatically by the launcher.

Features:
* Automatically detect name and icon (via the website URL)
* Make use of "Share via..." in any other application (e.g. Chrome) to create shortcuts
* Icon selection via both path (local) and URL
* Supports linking local application URIs (e.g. whatsapp://send?text=Hello)
* Shortcut preview
* Automatic protocol prefix
* URL validation
* Broad support for image formats: *.png, *.jpg, *.jpeg, *.ico, *.gif, *.bmp
* Free
* No advertisements
* Dynamic adjustment of icon dimensions
* Works with icon packs

--- Data policy

Installation of a shortcut is done by forwarding the shortcut (label/icon) to the launcher of the device, with an Intent containing the Website (URI/URL) to open and a creation timestamp. The launcher maintains the Intents associated with the shortcuts. The only persistent state kept by the app is local. This state consists of the user settings, which pertain to the workings of the app (for example whether to show preview, auto-detect label/icon). The values of these settings are viewable and editable by opening the in-app settings page. These settings are stored using the normal Android Preferences API on the device locally. Uninstalling the app (i.e. via Settings -> Apps -> Application List -> Website Shortcut -> Uninstall) will remove the app from the device, including all local state (user settings). The Android uninstallation procedure will also notify the launcher, which should remove from it all shortcuts associated with the app. There are no advertisements in this app.

--- App permissions

The application requires a set of permissions to function properly.
Below is explained for each permission what it is intended for.

(a) INTERNET: the retrieval of icons whose URL has been provided by the user.

(b) INSTALL SHORTCUT: the installation of shortcuts defined by the user.

(c) SD-CARD READ (app permission removed per Android Oreo): the retrieval of icons whose path has been provided by the user.

--- License

Copyright 2015 Deltac Development

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at

http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0

Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. See the License for the specific language governing permissions and limitations under the License.
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Website Shortcut 1.1.0 Update

2016-02-17
NEW: Automatically detect name and icon (via the website URL)
NEW: Use the "Share via..." in almost any application (e.g. browser, YouTube) to already fill in the URL

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Previous versions
  • V1.1.0 1.4 MB APK

    Website Shortcut

    2016-02-17

    Website Shortcut 1.1.0 (10)

    Update on: 2016-02-17

    Requires Android: Android 2.2+ (Froyo, API 8)

    Signature: 51c7b87344c073b51e63046ad0a885b3cfd857c3 Website Shortcut 1.1.0(10) safe verified

    Screen DPI: 120-640dpi

    Architecture: universal

    File SHA1: 5cbd2004c6afba8e76b6e6483d990b88afb2765c

    File Size: 1.4 MB

    What's new:

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  • V1.0.8 1.4 MB APK

    Website Shortcut

    2016-02-16

    Website Shortcut 1.0.8 (8)

    Update on: 2016-02-16

    Requires Android: Android 2.2+ (Froyo, API 8)

    Signature: 51c7b87344c073b51e63046ad0a885b3cfd857c3 Website Shortcut 1.0.8(8) safe verified

    Screen DPI: 120-640dpi

    Architecture: universal

    File SHA1: e9035d0c1f014fd41a383c5b4a8a73ea05a69a41

    File Size: 1.4 MB

    What's new:

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  • V1.0.7 1.4 MB APK

    Website Shortcut

    2015-12-13

    Website Shortcut 1.0.7 (7)

    Update on: 2015-12-13

    Requires Android: Android 2.2+ (Froyo, API 8)

    Signature: 51c7b87344c073b51e63046ad0a885b3cfd857c3 Website Shortcut 1.0.7(7) safe verified

    Screen DPI: 120-640dpi

    Architecture: universal

    File SHA1: e2b4ccbcf18cbfdae1e957c1131c4b673698b669

    File Size: 1.4 MB

    What's new:

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