November 6th, 2017
Oh, interesting! That’s good.
Ambient Badging is very much the right direction. “Add” vs. “Add to homescreen” is ongoing debate.
Note that you got promoted on visit because high site engagement. See chrome://site-engagement
We raise engagement score for sites you go to directly (type into the omnibox) vs. those you navigate to via link.
Either way, you should be able to get the prompt on the first load if site installs SW quickly & user engages w/ content.
Ah, right! That makes sense.
This is such a thorny (and interesting) challenge—fascinating stuff!
Thanks for the thoughts, always helpful to hear from folk with more perspective 😊
With WebAPK meaning app in the app drawer etc., is it even “add to homescreen” any more, or actually “install”? (Personally I like “pin”).
Also: Firefox has “Add page shortcut” in overflow menu > Page. Creates Home screen shortcut to current page, which opens full browser UI.
This is such an important issue. PWAs will not happen if this showstopper is not resolved. Unsolicited popups are really bad. Ambient Badging is a step forward. Goal is (a) subtly inform the user of PWA, (b) allow user to promote it to first class citizen at their own comfort.
Chrome’s menu item does a similar thing. I’d like to see these badged when the site is detected to be a PWA.
Firefox’ implementation is really shortcut only (PWA or not). Allows users to deeplink to specific section (e.g. news site’s sports page)