Changes to Add to Home Screen Behavior
Starting in Chrome 68 on Android, the Add to Home Screen behavior is changing to give you more control over when and how to prompt the user. If your site meets the add to home screen criteria, Chrome will no longer automatically show the add to home screen banner. Instead, you'll need to call
prompt() on the saved
beforeinstallprompt event to show the add to home screen dialog prompt to your users
Fresher service workers, by default
Starting in Chrome 68, HTTP requests that check for updates to the service worker script will no longer be fulfilled by the HTTP cache by default. This works around a common developer pain point, in which setting an inadvertent
Cache-Control: header on your service worker script could lead to delayed updates.
Beyond SPAs: alternative architectures for your PWA
Building a Progressive Web App doesn't mean building a single page app! Read about alternative architectures for content-focused PWAs, and help you make the right decision for your specific use case.
Progressive Web Apps on the Desktop
Desktop progressive web apps can be 'installed' on the users device much like native apps. They're fast. Feel integrated because they launched in the same way as other apps, and run in an app window, without an address bar or tabs. They're reliable because service workers can cache all of the assets they need to run. And they create an engaging experience for users.
Detect if your Native app is installed from your web site
Is your native app already installed? getInstalledRelatedApps is your friend.
New in Chrome 58
With Chrome 58, Progressive Web Apps are more immersive with display: fullscreen. IndexedDB 2.0 is now supported and sandboxed iFrames get more options. Pete LePage has all the details and how you can use these new developer features in Chrome 58.
New in Chrome 57
With Chrome 57, you can now use
display: grid for grid based layouts, use the media session API to customize the lock screen and notifications with information about the media being played, and more. Pete LePage has all the details and how you can use these new developer features in Chrome 57!
Lighthouse January 2017 update
What's new in Lighthouse 1.5. New audits, extension updates, Performance Experiment, online Viewer features, and UI tweaks.
Building a Better Web with Lighthouse
What's new in Lighthouse. Redesign, new best practice audits, and an online report viewer.
Getting Started with Progressive Web Apps
Learn how to get started building Progressive Web Apps