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All Updates tagged: install

Badging for App Icons

The Badging API allows installed web apps to set an application-wide badge, shown in an operating-system-specific place associated with the application, such as the shelf or home screen. Badging makes it easy to subtly notify the user that there is some new activity that might require their attention, or it can be used to indicate a small amount of information, such as an unread count.

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Experimenting with Periodic Background Sync

Periodic background sync is available as an origin trial starting in Chrome 77. Learn more about what the feature offers, as well as how to start experimenting with it today.

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New in Chrome 76

Chrome 76 is rolling out now! It adds support for the prefers-color-scheme media query, bringing dark mode to websites. An install button in the omnibox to make installation of Progressive Web Apps on desktop easier. A way to prevent the mini-infobar from appearing on mobile. Increases the frequency with which WebAPKs are updated. And plenty more. Let’s dive in and see what’s new for developers in Chrome 76!

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Updating WebAPKs More Frequently

When a Progressive Web App is installed on Android, Chrome automatically requests and installs a WebAPK of your app. Starting in Chrome 76, Chrome will check for updates more frequently, ensuring icons, titles, colors, and other key properties to rolled out to your users faster.

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Address Bar Install for Progressive Web Apps on the Desktop

In Chrome 76, we're making it easier for users to install Progressive Web Apps on the desktop by adding an install button to the address bar. If a site meets the Progressive Web App installability criteria, Chrome will automatically show an install icon in the address bar, making it easy for users to install your PWA.

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How do I notify users that my PWA is installable?

If your PWA has use cases where it’s helpful for a user to install your app, for example if you have users who use your app more than once a week, you should be promoting the installation of your PWA within the web UI of your app. We have new recommendations on how you can promote the installation of your app.

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In Chrome 76 you can hide the Add to Home screen mini-infobar

We're giving you more control over the PWA Add to Home Screen mini-infobar. Starting in Chrome 76, you can prevent the mini-infobar from appearing by calling preventDefault() on the beforeinstallprompt event.

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