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Scott Witte

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Saturday, May 27th 2017, 2:59am

How to show virtual tours offline on mobile devices

What is the best way to store and show a virtual tour locally on a phone or tablet? It must have VR support, be able to work on Android devices (for resolution) and require no internet connection.

I've seen mention of Phonegap and offline browser-based readers. What have you found works best?

Thanks!

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Saturday, May 27th 2017, 2:30pm

i use cordova to create ios apps.
works perfectly, but it also took some time to figure out solutions for all steps and problems.
(never tried to build for android tablets)

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Saturday, May 27th 2017, 5:02pm

thanks "index",

Does Cordova support VR mode and local storage?

Cordova was formerly PhoneGap. But there seems to be a very active PhoneGap as well. Wonder what the differences are.

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Saturday, May 27th 2017, 9:06pm

vr mode shouldnt be a problem,
problems are more in how to build the app with xcode
doing splashes, icons, debugging, handling events etc

i tried phonegap but somehow ended up w cordova
already more than 1yr ago. sorry cant really remember
why.

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Sunday, January 26th 2020, 8:53am

Cordova app or another tools... Android JS for example

Hi Index, Cordova is full offline?
The requirements for android are ok (cordova android requirements) but always there is error relative to access external repository.

I can´t compile using Gradle working offline. *confused*



By the way Android JS would be any solution for convert htlm5 to apk? Anybody had testing this solution (linux?)

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Monday, February 3rd 2020, 5:57pm

I just tried out Phonegap and it works very well. I followed the tutorial here:
https://tonyredhead.com/phonegap-build/offline-tours-android

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Monday, February 3rd 2020, 6:55pm

This link is showing how to use phonegap build, which on one side can be very easy method, but you can not take real advantage of the whole cordova platform.
I can´t compile using Gradle working offline.
I was building android / iOS apps some years ago (8) and you have a full CLI method in order to avoid opening android Studio or xCode, you can do everything from terminal. by doing a calls like this :

Source code

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cordova build android
have a look at the docs here Also it's plenty of plugins that allows you to extend the functionalities, and have hardware direct access. https://cordova.apache.org/plugins/
everpano.com step beyond 360

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Wednesday, February 12th 2020, 4:38pm

Someone has Cordova installed? (No Phonegap)

Hi, I need help to convert html5 to apk using Cordova version 9.0.0 in Windows 10


My goal is to obtain a offline solution.

Initial Requirements:
1) Node.js installed
2) JDK 8.0 installed
3) Cordova installed
4) System enviroments var set properly for Java

Until here all it is ok.
Next:
5) Install SDK Android
6) Install Gradle
7) System enviroments var set properly for SDK and Gradle


Next from Node.js console:
8) Type command: cordova create demo com.mywork.demo Demo
This will create a cordova project in demo directory. There is a www directory, erase the content initial of this directory and copy the content of krpano vtour folder.
9) Go to demo directory and type command: cordova platform add android
This will create a android platform inside folder platform in project
10) Type command: cordova build android
This in theory, will generate the apk.
But If mistake in some step, the build fails.

Please I need to download a complete structure of Cordova project from someone with Cordova 9.0.0 properly installed for windows.
1) The SDK folder (example: sdk.zip to install in c:/sdk directory)
2) The Gradle folder (example: gradle.zip to install in c:/gradle directory)
3) The system enviroment vars settings (my enviroments.txt)

The idea is to clone a correct configuration for use as template offline.

In this moment many web site are blocked for my country, for this reason I need a special solution.

Thanks in advanced.

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Wednesday, February 12th 2020, 7:48pm

If it would be interesting for many people, we could make a simple program for viewing on mobile.
You can leave your wishes here.
vrTourSoft - standalone WYSIWYG editor and development environment for krpano
https://www.vrtoursoft.com/

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Friday, February 14th 2020, 6:00am

If it would be interesting for many people, we could make a simple program for viewing on mobile.
You can leave your wishes here.

if it is possible,
Then edit a program that can watch KRPANO offline
We need him

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Friday, February 14th 2020, 6:49am

Howdy VRTourSoft,

When I started this thread eons ago I was looking for something that would run tours locally on a phone. I forgot that in the more recent posts to this thread. Turned out the best solution was the now discontinued Virtual Tour Pro. It was fine for running "Cardboard" tours but didn't work in the Oculus environment. James Tubbritt briefly considered making something similar for Oculus but quickly realized it would be more difficult than he felt worthwhile.

Today it is only worthwhile to develop something that would work with modern VR headset. My preference would be Oculus, at least. So, vrTourSoft, is that what you were thinking you could whip up? If you have that capability, we should talk.

Scott

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Sunday, February 16th 2020, 4:55pm

about "Website 2 APK Builder" Soft

I tried this soft, only 2 cons:

1) No free
2) In lower android version (<5.0) fail with ERROR: Loading local files from file://urls is not possible due browser security restrictions.

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