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!
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.
As the capability gap between web and native gets smaller, it becomes easier to offer the same experience for both web and native users. This may lead to cases where users have both the web and native versions installed on the same device. Apps should be able to detect this situation. The
getInstalledRelatedApps API is a new web platform API that allows your web app to check to see if your native app is installed on the users device, and vice versa.