I developed an Android application and I am amazed at how effective Android Market has been at spreading the word about it. It basically advertised my application for free.
Now I have an idea for a pretty simple mobile application. I could do the whole thing as a mobile website to support more phones. But I'm worried about losing the free distribution channel Android market provided. So I was thinking I could build a very simple webview wrapper that I could distribute on the market to gain free exposure without sacrificing support for other phones. I could also give users a nice desktop shortcut.
Is it a common practice to wrap a mobile website in an Android (or IPhone) application just for distribution?