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@sishen sishen/makeapp.sh
Created Nov 12, 2013

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Turn website to application using Chrome
#!/bin/sh
echo "What should the Application be called (no spaces allowed e.g. GCal)?"
read inputline
name=$inputline
echo "What is the url (e.g. https://www.google.com/calendar/render)?"
read inputline
url=$inputline
echo "What is the full path to the icon (e.g. /Users/username/Desktop/icon.png)?"
read inputline
icon=$inputline
chromePath="/Applications/Google\ Chrome.app/Contents/MacOS/Google\ Chrome"
appRoot="/Applications"
# various paths used when creating the app
resourcePath="$appRoot/$name.app/Contents/Resources"
execPath="$appRoot/$name.app/Contents/MacOS"
profilePath="$appRoot/$name.app/Contents/Profile"
plistPath="$appRoot/$name.app/Contents/Info.plist"
# make the directories
mkdir -p $resourcePath $execPath $profilePath
# convert the icon and copy into Resources
if [ -f $icon ] ; then
sips -s format tiff $icon --out $resourcePath/icon.tiff --resampleWidth 128 >& /dev/null
tiff2icns -noLarge $resourcePath/icon.tiff >& /dev/null
fi
# create the executable
cat >$execPath/$name <<EOF
#!/bin/sh
exec $chromePath --app="$url" --user-data-dir="$profilePath" "\$@"
EOF
chmod +x $execPath/$name
# create the Info.plist
cat > $plistPath <<EOF
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" “http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd”>
<plist version=”1.0″>
<dict>
<key>CFBundleExecutable</key>
<string>$name</string>
<key>CFBundleIconFile</key>
<string>icon</string>
</dict>
</plist>
EOF
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