Add to home screen "action"

Discussion and feedback on Construct 2

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
B
45
S
11
G
4
Posts: 517
Reputation: 7,398

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.
Scirra Founder
B
399
S
236
G
89
Posts: 24,519
Reputation: 195,361

Post » Mon Jul 21, 2014 1:07 pm

And if it could be done only on user input?
B
45
S
11
G
4
Posts: 517
Reputation: 7,398

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.
B
90
S
18
G
9
Posts: 2,455
Reputation: 15,038

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.
B
45
S
11
G
4
Posts: 517
Reputation: 7,398

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.
Scirra Founder
B
399
S
236
G
89
Posts: 24,519
Reputation: 195,361


Return to Construct 2 General

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests