Example: Open a web page

cjbcross edited this page Jan 28, 2014 · 9 revisions

Example: Open a web page

Our goal

Display a web page when the application is started.


  • You should have completed the Getting started with Ruboto tutorial.
  • A connected Android device or emulator with an internet connection.

This tutorial has been tested with the following setups

Platform JDK ant Ruby ruboto jruby-jars Device API level Tester
OS X 10.8.0 1.6.0_33 1.8.2 MRI 1.8.7 0.8.0 HTC Desire HD android-10 donv

Generate, install, and start your app

ruboto gen app --package org.ruboto.examples.ruboto_home_page
cd ruboto_home_page
rake install start

You should see an application called "Ruboto Home Page" in your application list on the device. You should eventually get "What hath Matz wrought?" and a button. Clicking the button displays a short notification (toast) "Flipped a bit via butterfly".

A fresh app

Display the web page when the app is started

Edit the file src/ruboto_home_page_activity.rb to this:

import "android.content.Intent"
import "android.net.Uri"

class RubotoHomePageActivity
  def on_create(bundle)

  def on_resume
    intent = Intent.new(Intent::ACTION_VIEW)


Update and start the app

rake install start

After the app has started, it should display the Ruboto home page.

Ruboto Home Page

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