Add to home screen "action"

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Post » Mon Jul 21, 2014 10:37 am

Hello there,

@Ashley

I researched the topic a little bit and as far as I understand now it's not possible to add a web-app to the home screen programmatically, but may be there could be a work around.

https://developer.chrome.com/multidevice/android/installtohomescreen
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Post » Mon Jul 21, 2014 11:29 am

As far as I'm aware it cannot be done programmatically (which makes sense since there would be obvious security/usability issues if every page could add its own home screen icon). The link you provided refers to the menu option that the user can choose.
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Post » Mon Jul 21, 2014 1:07 pm

And if it could be done only on user input?
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Post » Tue Jul 22, 2014 1:11 am

Ashley is saying it has nothing to do with C2. It's the Feature of the Browser + OS. You will have to check how it's done by checking on Chrome for Android information.
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Post » Tue Jul 22, 2014 7:36 am

Yeah, I understand. Just wanted to raise the topic, because I think it's kind of important for HTML5 developers.
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Post » Tue Jul 22, 2014 11:55 am

There is no way to do this automatically from the web page, at all. So it is not something we can add.
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