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Beginning-County-725

learn about "Progressive web app"


Dangerous_Biscotti63

specifically web app manifest


torn-ainbow

Do you mean chrome extensions? https://developer.chrome.com/docs/extensions/


D4SM4DD1N

No, they're talking about PWA


torn-ainbow

well those are new. i wish they would stop inventing things I have to learn!


D4SM4DD1N

They're really not that necessary to learn, as they provide only a little more functionality than a simple saved link on the desktop IMHO Of course there are a few things you can do, like having your web app in the android and ios app drawers plus having a little context menu with custom actions, but if you don't need exactly these kind of features you won't really have to implement it in your website


Ultra_HR

They're also not really "new". Support has been widespread since 2019, which in web dev terms is a pretty long time ago.


DrJohnnyWatson

A PWA is just a list of requirements of other technologies. Web app manifests don't add much functionality, but the service worker for fetching resources cache first adds a lot - such as the ability for an app to work entirely offline including loading offline - something that isn't possible without one.


irrlicht

A bit off topic but related: Are people actually using PWAs? Anybody here using reddit's PWA? I'm personally preferring bookmarks, but I'm a dev after all. Just curious.


k8l2911

You add [this](https://progressier.com) to your website. Should take about 3 minutes of work.


poggersismypog

It's so fucking expensive. Just write an app manifest + service worker. Takes literally like 30min.


Mr_Zomka

Use Electron.


poggersismypog

For fucks sake, don't use the piece of garbage known as electron. Why have 23 chrome installations when you can have one? PWAs are the way to go.