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Progressive Web App Publication - General Information

What is a PWA?

Progressive Web Apps can run on any device and have the capacity to totally adapt themselves to the screen they're being viewed on. PWA's are developed with web technologies and are accessible from all web browsers. Therefore compatible with all mobile devices (notably Windows phones, Blackberry, or all other devices, even if they do not use iOS or Android technology) and also on computer desktop. The PWA does not get published to the Store like the native apps. It is published on the web like a traditional website.

  • You can send push notifications  on PWAs.
  • Progressive Web App can be indexed by search engines .
  • Progressive Web Apps can be installed directly on your users' home screens  without having to download anything or go through the stores.


Publish your Progressive Web App (PWA)

1. Go to the menu Publish > PWA > Publish
2. Turn on the button under "Activate the Progressive Web App"
3. Click the blue button "Publish my Progressive Web App" or "Rebuild my Progressive Web App" if your PWA was published before.

It can take up to several minutes. It is the normal behavior.


By default, your PWA is accessible from this URL: https://<appname>
But you can (and should) personalize this URL (for information on how to do so, read the Online Helps ). 


Deactivate your Progressive Web App

If you do not want your PWA to be accessible to your users:
1. Go to the menu Publish > PWA > Publish
2. Turn the indicated button to OFF.
3. Select the page you want your users to be redirectedto when they try to access the URL of your PWA version:

-Page 404 not found: users will be redirected to a page that says "Error 404- The requested URL was not found on this server".

-Back office login page: users will be redirected to the access page of your back office, where you usually fill in your user ID and password. 

-Download the native app: users will be redirected to the store corresponding to the type of device being used (the App Store for iOS users, the Play Store for Android users if you've subscribed for a native GoodBarber offer).



Redirect your mobile users from your external website to your PWA created with GoodBarber

Follow these steps only if you have a website  created outside GoodBarber other than your GoodBarber PWA.

To redirect automatically your users using a mobile, from your external website (created outside GoodBarber) to your PWA:
1. Go to the menu Publish > PWA > Publish  
2. Copy the code given in your back office
3. Paste it into the "head" tag of your external website (created outside GoodBarber).