Turn Webflow websites in Progressive Web Apps

Can you add the ability to upload two files a manifest.json file and a serviceworkers.js file to the location where the website is hosted. (these files are extremely small). Once we can upload these 2 files, we can add a couple of javescript lines to the header of each page, and we can start taking advantage of the Progressive Web Apps (PWA's). When a website is PWA compliant, we can start using local cache so websites load even when there is no internet. In Africa everybody access the internet through a phone, but a signal is not always available, when we use local cache they can still see the website without internet connection (of course they need to visit the website before when there is internet)

Also when the website is PWA compliant, it can act like a native app on your cellphone.I exported a website from webflow, added two files Manifest.json and serviceworker.js and added 10 lines of code in the header of each page, and the website became WPS compliant. No other change are needed.

  • Erik Vanderlaan
  • Aug 31 2018
  • Mitesh Patel commented
    December 19, 2018 04:50

    this would be a great addition to the already awesome webflow. I hope the team behind is listening and would help in making this a reality. It would solve a lot of problems... rather than creating native iOS or android apps we could as designers directly prototype in webflow and publish as a PWA and stop worrying about deploying it at various app stores.

  • Othon Nin commented
    December 22, 2018 01:19

    That would be great!

  • Hemaxi Vaghela commented
    04 Jan 09:21

     Hi Erik,

    Could you please provide your email?

  • Erik Vanderlaan commented
    29 Jan 14:32

    erik@data2save.com

  • Hamish Maclean commented
    31 Jan 03:25

    This would be awesome if it worked with webflow hosting / cms. The future in fact

  • Nick Walton commented
    16 Feb 07:08

    I've just started to look at Webflow and am immediately struck by the lack of developer engagement relative to recommendations and support of paid integration services that don't require programming. I don't understand the silence and lack of response to the accumulating body of ideas and requests for developer oriented features made by customers who are developers.

    I don't see the designer / developer focus as mutually exclusive and certainly don't think Webflow needs to focus on visual design to the exclusion of developer integrations.

    When I Google for developer related things like service workers, web workers, graphQL, fetch cms, against webflow all I am seeing are developer ideas and requests and generally no replies from Webflow people. It's not encouraging at all.

  • Thinkrs Agency commented
    09 Apr 13:50

    That would be very great!