SiteAppInstaller Download 1.1

This component/theme works with latest OSSN version.
German ~Z~ Man 9 months ago

Site Application Installer

This component allows members to visit your community with a simple click on an icon you have created by means of the Favicons component formerly.
The feature is reachable from a new tab on the Account Settings page.

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Note: To enable this component you have to install and enable the ServiceWorker component, first.

jm Darien Brown Replied 1 week ago

any updates on this

German ~Z~ Man Replied 7 months ago

According to
a site must have been visited at least twice.
So maybe that's the reason it wasn't working for you immediately...

Unfortunately, the pwa specs are not 100% clear, hence leaving enough details to be implemented this or that way in different browsers.

us John Miller Replied 7 months ago

So, for no apparent reason, (as I have not attempted to click the green button in a few days), as I launch Samsung internet this evening a notice pops up asking if I want to install an app and it has my site name associated.
I allowed and it installed remaining my saved information for login. It didn't install as a homescreen shortcut, but as an app and can be found in the app listing. Anyone know how this may have happened??
While I am somewhat confused, I am glad that it worked, would love to reproduce (nothing for Chrome yet) for users.
All features seem to work.

us John Miller Replied 7 months ago

Thanks for the info Z.
Update on Firefox.
It only works if I am logged in on the browser before launching pwa.

German ~Z~ Man Replied 7 months ago

I found some similar reports on the web like

Basiscally, with the Favicons and ServiceWorker installed, we have all necessary pre-requisites in place.
Thus, if some browser brands don't support it - we can't help.

You may try a different way to get that icon installed as described here:

us John Miller Replied 7 months ago

Working great with Firefox on Android pop-up shows and creates icon but not so much on Chrome or Samsung internet.
Those both show green button but nothing happens when tapped.
Anyone else??

German ~Z~ Man Replied 7 months ago

Yes, as mentioned in the component description above.

us Greg King Replied 7 months ago

Not compatible with Macs so I can't test it on mine to see how well it might work.

gb JAMES PACKER Replied 7 months ago

ill have to get back to you on this, sorry for ;late reply ., lots to do this end, but as soon as i can ill try and see if its an issue with other components and or custom components

German ~Z~ Man Replied 8 months ago

Hi James,
meanwhile I managed to install Peppermint on an old laptop of mine with
Version 85.0.4183.83 (Official Build) Built on Ubuntu , running on Peppermint 10 (64-bit)
And I'm not able to reproduce your issue. The green button is working, and alternatively you may click the litte '+' icon in chromiums topbar. Both give

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And after clicking 'Install' I got my icon on the desktop and the app:

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Don't know what's different at your side. And besides that, I can't do anything inside my component except making the basic pre-requisites for webapps available. The rest is native communication between Chromium and the underlying window manager of the operating system.


Developer: ~Z~
License ossnv4
Type: Site admin
Minimum Requirement: 5.4
Latest Version: 1.1
Last Updated 8 months ago
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