I am looking for an option to open html files rather than URLs on the web in the browser on my phone with Ubuntu Touch. As there's no 'open file' option I have been experimenting with file:// type URLs in the address bar but that only results in 'Network Error' messages. Clicking on an html file in the File Manager doesn't work either. Any suggestions?
You may write a .desktop file. Read: http://www.mail-archive.com/ubuntu-phone%40lists.launchpad.net/msg18884.html
Following the suggestion the asker created a .desktop file in .local/share/applications with the following contents:
[Desktop Entry] Name=Usage statistics Type=Application Exec=webapp-container /home/phablet/Usage/index.html Terminal=false X-Ubuntu-Touch=true
The asker says it does the trick for him. It is not very flexible but suits his needs.