Thunkable for Android

Web Viewer

The simplest app you can make on Thunkable is an app with your favorite website wrapped within it.

Web Viewers are powerful components for not only displaying websites but also images and custom html. Displaying custom html within a Web Viewer can enable Material Design effects or displaying simple websites when an internet connection is not available.

Users of Android 4.4 and above should have access to the latest Web Viewer available.

The current Web Viewer does support image uploading but not full screen video playing within a browser.

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Common use case Display a website from a url Display an image from url or file source. Supports .gifs unlike the Image component Display an offline website from html Display a Material Design element from html

Pro-tip: Web Viewer for displaying Material Design elements like Shadows


Property Description
Home URL Accepts website or image urls that must include 'https://' or 'http://'. Can also accept image (e.g. .png) or html assets (e.g. .html) that have been uploaded to the app project
Follow Links If checked, enables users to follow links when tapped in the WebViewer.
Use External Browser If checked, opens an external browser when links are followed
Uses Location If checked, gives app permission to use the geolocation API
Prompt for Permission If checked, prompts the user to give permission to use the geolocation API
Ignore SSL Errors If checked, ignores SSL errors. Use this to accept self-signed certificates from websites
Go to URL Loads the Web Viewer to a given url or source file
Go Home Loads the Home URL
Go Back Goes back to the previous page (if available)
Go Forward Goes forward to next page (if available)
Clear Caches Clears the Web Viewer caches
Clear Locations Clears stored location permissions


Property Description
Height Height in pixels, percent, 'Automatic' or 'Fill'
Width Width in pixels, percent, 'Automatic' or 'Fill'
Visible If checked, the Web Viewer will be visible on the screen
Zoom Display Recommend to uncheck, which disables zoom control. if checked, enables zoom control

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