how to create a blog iphone app icon

November 28, 2012 by Ali

Ok, many of you iPhone pros may already know this trick. But one of my friends just showed me how to create a Gimme Some Oven app icon on my iPhone, and I had to share it with you!!

Basically, it is just a simple way to create an icon on your homepage for any website (or, um, food blog) that you love. So instead of having to open a browser like Safari or Chrome, you can go straight to the source. Brilliant!

Here’s the quick how-to…

Clearly, you can see that I had a bit of an email and voicemail buildup today. Oh the joys of taking the afternoon off to get a haircut. :)

Hope this little tutorial might be a help to you!

I would also recommend adding apps for our new Gimme Some pages:

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About Ali

Ali Ebright is a freelance recipe developer and food writer/photographer, and blogs at Gimme Some Oven and Gimme Some Life. She also loves all things music, traveling near and far, actually making things from Pinterest, cozying up with a good book and her sweet pup, Henry, and spending time with a wonderful group of friends. Come say hello and follow Ali on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ & Instagram.

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17 thoughts on “how to create a blog iphone app icon

  1. This is actually just a shortcut, not really an app.

    - Close

  2. Thank you so much. I never knew about this now my life will be easier

    - shean

  3. Yes, I love this trick. I was hoping this was a tutorial on how to make an app for others to download. I guess that’s much more complicated though. :)

    - Ashley - Embracing Beauty

  4. I had no idea that you could do this! Pretty much the coolest thing ever! I just did it for my blog :)

    - Haley @ The Girly Girl Cooks

  5. This is so informative! I just did this for my blog. Thanks!

    - Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious

  6. This is so neat and easy! Thank you for sharing!

    - Mommy Always Eats Last

  7. Thanks!! I am def. trying this out.

    - Julia

  8. How stinkin’ cool are you?! I have to share this!

    - Carrian-Sweet Basil

  9. Okay, seriously. This is really cool! Thanks for sharing!

    - Justine

  10. Oh my word! Thanks for showing me how to do this :D


    - summer

  11. I did this immediately after you showed me… who knew it was so easy!

    - LIz Stevens | Gimme Some Style

  12. This is such a good idea! Why do I have to own a BlackBerry? >.<

    - Penny

  13. Thanks so much!

    - Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell

  14. Great idea! I have a desktop version that sits in my line of apps so I can go straight to my site without a browser. Love shortcuts.

    - Heidi @foodiecrush

  15. How COOL! :)

    - bridget {bake at 350}

  16. Great tutorial! Never knew it was that simple!

    - little kitchie