I know there have been other discussions on this subject be I cant find anyone who has solved it and provided a full, working solution. My issue is as follows.
I am building an app which I plan to publish as a web app after turning Thunkable Pro. Before I pay the money I want to reasonably sure it will work. So I have an app which eventually calls a web page which I use to input data into an online MS Access database. When I preview the app using the preview button in Thunkable, I get the cloud image and a message saying www.848cars.com refused to connect. When I use the live test button, also on the Thunakable page I get the same result and also when I try the “responsive web” preview. I also saw the same thing on my phone.
However I am lucky enough to own the website I am trying to connect to and also have full access to the Windows server it runs on. I noted that turning off the Windows Firewall on my server allowed my phone to display the web page I wanted but all of the other display options remained unchanged and unworking. Thats the preview and the live test options available via the Thunkable webpage.
I would point out the URL I am using does not start with https://. It starts http:// THe full URL is http://www.848cars.com/customer/app/insertpostcode.asp.
I have questions.
- Has anyone really solved these refused to connect issues and if so, how?
- What port is used by Thunkable when it tries to connect and is it the same port as used by IOS when I run the app on my phone?
- Using http:// it should use port 80 or 8080. Is this right or has someone hard coded 443?
I am keen to “turn pro” and publish this web app for my customer but as it doesnt appear to work in the webpage preview I am reluctant to take a chance on it until I understand the reason for this problem. Many people have commented on this in the past but as I said above, I havent seen a solution yet.
Link to my project is here.
THanks all. I look forward to your comments.