Does Opera for Android support Progressive Web App install banners yet?

  • I've implemented support for a Progressive Web App install banner on my website, which works for both Chrome on desktop (Windows) and on Android, but I have not been able to make the install banner trigger using Opera for Android (or Opera desktop browser for that matter). Some setup-info:

    • Website is HTTPS enabled
    • manifest.json exists, with short_name, name, 144x144 png icon, start_url
    • A dummy service worker (suggested by Google for development testing) is registered on page load
    • I've visited the site repeatedly over several days. No banner.

    What am I missing?

  • Opera for Android is supposed to support web apps ... on that menu at the right end of the address bar you see the option "Add to > Home Screen" but I haven't tested it. Try it yourself and see.

  • Yes, the "Add to > Home Screen" option from the menu works, but I'm wondering about the (not available?) feature that makes the browser display a "Add to Home Screen" banner/button automatically after a few visits to the website, as it does in Chrome.

  • tumbleweeds blow across the forum

    Hm. I guess the answer to my question is "nope", then.

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