Sunday, July 5, 2009

My first time experience with Android Webkit

As I was trying to play around with WebKit, I tried to load an web page through it in Android. A good starting point for WebKit may be found at .

The source code of my android application is pretty straight forward.

It goes like this:

public class WebKitExample extends Activity {
/** Called when the activity is first created. */
public void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {

WebView webView;


webView = (WebView)findViewById(;



We need to add the XML resource in the main.layout as the following:

(WebView android:id="@+id/appView"
android:layout_width="fill_parent" /)

We also need to add the permission to the manifest file as the following:

(uses-permission android:name = "android.permission.INTERNET" /)

And the application will look like the following in the emulator.

Although the example shown here is pretty simple but it can be a starting point in learning Webkit in Android. Hope this helps the newbies of Android.