Add purpose member to the Web App Manifest (deprecated)

Chrome will use the purpose member in the Web App Manifest to determine which icon to use in the status bar for notifications for "Improved Add to Homescreen" web apps (described This is already possible for Android M+ using notification badges described in Using the "purpose" member will enable doing this for pre-M Android


Working draft or equivalent

Status in Chromium


No longer pursuing (tracking bug)

Consensus & Standardization

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

  • No public signals
  • Public support
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Last updated on 2019-09-17