Prompt to Install PWA

Version 1.0.0 (OutSystems 11)
Published on 15 Apr by 
Created on 15 Apr

Prompt to Install PWA

Details
Simple component to help promote how to add a PWA to the home screen in iOS devices. 📝We would appreciate it if you can leave any feedback or questions using the Support tab. Please let us know of any use cases that are not covered or issues while trying to use the component.
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Promote that your PWA is installable in iOS. 

iOS does not offer a default prompt for users to  know that an app is a PWA or to install it.

This component offers a block that only appears to iOS Safari users and will show a customizable button, followed by a popup instructing the user how to add the app to the Home Screen.


How to use this plugin?

All you have to do is place the PromptIToInstallOnIOS block where it makes more sense in your app, style it to match your brand and you are good to go. 

As a rule of thumb, for better conversion consider your user journeys and decide when users  would be likely to commit to adding the app to their device's home screen.


The component also offers two helper functions. One that allows checking if the user is using iOS Safari (isIOSSafari) and another one to check if the app is already running in standalone mode (isRunningAsPWA)


For further customization of the button, the CSS class  'ios-pwa-install-btn' is also available.



Known limitations:

  • Although the block will not show when running as a PWA, if the user visits the site in Safari again it will (because technically it's not possible to check if the app was already added to the home screen.)
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Category
UI & Widgets, Components
Support Options
This component is not supported by OutSystems. You may use the discussion forums to leave suggestions or obtain best-effort support from the community, including from Vitor Teixeira who created this component.
Dependencies
Prompt to Install PWA has no dependencies.
Requirements
Platform:
11.0.606.0
Database:
All
Stack:
.NET
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