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Accessing webapp from android browser

 
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Hi all.

I have a web application which is right now working fine. Now my client want to access it from an android device. I tried giving this url in android browser which I normally do in pc "192.168.1.3:8080" now I cant even see the default page of tomcat. I am using tomcat 7.x.

After that I started to search and found this 10.0.2.2 and emulator stuff. To be frank I dint understand those. How could someone give a different url when my ip is something else.

I don't know android development but I am quite good in java. Now i am confused, do I need to write the full app again. Please, someone tell me a simple solution.



Thanks and Regards.
Adeeb
 
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This has nothing at all to do with Android, but with how the web and networking works. The 192.168.n.n addresses are local to the current LAN.
 
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Thanks Bear.



I would just like to know that, do i need to rewrite the code so that it should work on android browser. I got this doubt because i am unable to connect to tomcat as I usually do from other pc on LAN. Can you please give an example of sample url?


Thanks.
Adeeb
 
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Re-read my reply. This has nothing to do with Android, why would the app need to be rewritten?

If you want to access the web app from outside the LAN, it needs a to be addressed by its WAN IP, not the LAN IP.
 
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Expose your server to the internet and have the android device access that IP instead of the IP that is only recognized on a LAN.
 
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