Why the audit is important
A custom splash screen makes your progressive web app (PWA) feel more like a native app.
When a user launches your PWA from the homescreen, Android's default behavior is to display a white screen until the PWA is ready. The user may see a blank, white screen for up to 200ms. With a custom splash screen, the user sees a custom background color and your PWA's icon instead.
See Adding a Splash Screen for Installed Web Apps in Chrome 47 for more information.
How to pass the audit
Chrome for Android automatically shows your custom splash screen so long as you meet the following requirements in your web app manifest:
nameproperty is set to the name of your PWA.
background_colorproperty is set to a valid CSS color value.
iconsarray specifies an icon that is at least 512px by 512px.
- The icon exists and is a PNG.
How the audit is implemented
This section explains how this audit is implemented, so that you can understand how the audit's score is calculated.
The audit passes if all of the requirements specified in How to pass the audit are met.