Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Lightweight Offline Home Search Page for Android Devices

Every time you open a new window on the Android browser it loads a home page, usually google page by default.
Every time that pages loads, data is sent through the internet to retrieve that page and in most cases the GPS is activated to determine your location to "better help find you".

I have written a small and simple "offline" search web page, to be stored on the SD card and to be configured as the home page.

  • Has both DDG and Google search fields
  • Instant loading
  • Uses less data
  • Customisable
  • Configurable

  • My version is very plain
  • Your friends wont understand the advantage
  • It will be harder for google to track you

Hopefully your web browser does not break the code or go to

<meta content="text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1"

<input class="query" size="40" name="q"
value="" autofocus="" type="text"><input
class="submit" value="Quack" type="submit">

<input name="q" size="31" maxlength="255"
value="" type="text"><input value="Google Search"

But is should look like this if you make a html page, name it search.html

Go ahead and put this on your android device, I put mine in /sdcard/Documents/search.html

Now in you android browser, type in the location of the search.html file

Make sure it works for you, then set it as your home page!

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