Gives developers the ability to add more data (descriptions and screenshots) to their PWA install dialog and gives users more insight into the apps they are about to install.

Motivation

Most browsers have facilities to enable users to add a website to their homescreen. Several browsers provide the ability to install PWAs. Currently the context that’s available to convey is the website’s origin, as well as the name and icons made available through the Web App Manifest. This is different from other store mechanisms, on all platforms, that also share developer-provided information such as a description and screenshots. Microsoft’s Aaron Gustafson (cc’d) has proposed a Web App Manifest Application Information draft, through which we can obtain that information. Following this intent, Chrome for Android will start experimenting with a new, richer user interface that displays this information when the developer has provided it. We’ve carefully designed this interface to continue to highlight known information such as the origin, and are working with the permission and privacy teams to make sure we can evolve it responsibly going forward.

Specification

Specification link


Unknown standards status - check spec link for status

Status in Chromium

Mobile>WebAPKs(Android)


In developer trial (Behind a flag) (tracking bug)

Consensus & Standardization

After a feature ships in Chrome, the values listed here are not guaranteed to be up to date.

  • No signal
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  • Positive

Owners

Search tags

PWA Bottom Sheet Install, PWA Richer Install,

Last updated on 2021-12-05