Chrome's new 'HTML5 website as App' feature

Post » Fri Apr 07, 2017 3:33 am

I have noticed that C3, a HTML5 application, can be turned into something resembling a mobile or PC app in a single click when loaded in Chrome's most recent beta. I found that very neat.

Does that mean we can expect that feature for our games once chrome updates? Does anyone know where we can read more about this functionality?

Thanks!
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Post » Fri Apr 07, 2017 6:49 am

https://www.scirra.com/blog/186/construct-3-on-mobile
This blog post by Ashley links to the chromium blog post on progressive web apps

https://blog.chromium.org/2017/02/integ ... eeply.html
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Post » Fri Apr 07, 2017 10:24 am

It's supported for anything using a web app manifest, which all exported games have used for some time now.
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Post » Fri Apr 07, 2017 12:56 pm

Thanks @Thndr! It helps to be able to put a name to the feature.


@Ashley Thanks for the response! I tested a game of mine that's online, using the most recent Chrome Beta on Android, and wasn't prompted with the little "Add to Home Screen" pop-up. Is there something I can do at the moment to test that feature on my games? Or will it be an option in one of the next C2/C3 builds?
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Post » Fri Apr 07, 2017 1:39 pm

Chrome only shows it if it decides the user is "engaged" - I think it comes down to visiting it more than once in a period of time. It's already supported, it's just not shown if you visit it once I think.
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Post » Fri Apr 07, 2017 5:15 pm

Ah, I see. Thanks again!
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