A web view describes a class for embedding web content in a native app on the device. Most mobile platforms, such as iOS, Microsoft Windows 8, and Android, provide a WebView component that allows you to create hybrid apps. When embedded in a native app, the web view allows you to open an HTML5-based view, which can load either local or remote content.
Considerations for Using Amazon WebView
Amazon WebView (AWV) is a component library that you can embed in your app to create a hybrid mobile app. AWV is only supported 3rd and 4th generation Fire tablets. Based on the Chromium open source project, AWV is a drop-in replacement for the standard Android
AWV uses a custom build of Chromium that has been hardware-optimized and GPU-accelerated specifically for Fire tablets. Using AWV when targeting Fire tablets provides the following benefits:
- Faster, more efficient rendering, script performance, and memory management
- Hardware acceleration and GPU optimizations for CSS, Canvas, and WebGL graphics
- Page rendering, layout, and painting improvements
- Support for Web Developer Tools for on-device debugging and profiling