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
  • Pavel Karpíšek commented
    04 Sep 19:50

    I would really love to have that feature. We really need it

  • Owen Colby commented
    02 Sep 22:18

    Need this for SEO

  • Oliver Palomares commented
    17 Aug 09:35

    Good morning,

    I would like to contract the premium service of Hosting with webflow. But I want to know for sure if you plan to include the option to transform a website to PWA using Webflow in the next 3 months.

    "The present of the web is already mobile" and therefore offering the option to create PWAs should already be a priority for the Webflow team. Many designers have long demanded this feature.

    Thanks.

    Regards

  • James Carrick commented
    14 Aug 01:09

    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE we need this Webflow Dev Team! You must know this.

  • Jakub Mazanec commented
    07 Aug 20:51

    When? plsssss

  • Roarke Clinton commented
    26 Jun 18:11

    Webflow, PLEASE make it possible for us to publish PWA

    Its 2020 and Starbucks is closing stores partly because their PWA is doing so well.

    Speaking at Google IO, Starbucks revealed that they are already seeing significant success by replacing their mobile app with a PWA, which Starbucks says offers a “great fast, integrated, reliable and engaging experience“, including more engagement by offering the same app on the phone and on the desktop.

    Starbucks reportedly say they doubled the number of people who used the website to place orders each day, with desktop users now ordering at about the same rate as mobile users.

    https://formidable.com/work/starbucks-progressive-web-app/

  • Ammara Hayat commented
    08 Apr 11:12

    I think it's really to work with webflow. I'm trying to push my clients towards Webflow and I can see them wanting this feature. web design company Bahrain

  • Abel Garcia commented
    14 Feb 19:30

    This feature will be really awesome!! 

  • Nick Harris commented
    25 Jan 04:29

    You can turn any webflow site into PWA under 5 mins with 1 line of code:

    https://www.nickharris.io/blog/how-to-create-a-pwa-in-webflow-bubble

  • Martijn Hoppenbrouwer commented
    November 22, 2019 11:20

    This has much potential! 

  • Mark Ilott commented
    November 11, 2019 04:11

    Found this thread as during our evaluation process. We will be able to use Webflow for prototyping and testing, but the lack of PWA support will prevent us from using it in production. Shame, everything else looks great.

  • Fortcrate Fortcrate commented
    November 10, 2019 06:16

    Great idea!

  • Hiram commented
    November 08, 2019 17:08

    +3 to this. Emailed support about it too and that's how I landed here.

    I can't imagine it being anything too complicated from their end. Same way there is a place to write/paste code surrounding the body/head tags, we just need a place to upload these files specifically and have them be applied to the site root.

  • Sameh ElSokkary commented
    November 06, 2019 20:57

    Would really love to see it in Webflow

  • Andrew Johnson commented
    October 31, 2019 20:09

    Can we make this happen?

  • Matt Filion commented
    October 29, 2019 18:40

    This would be a fairly 'easy' very high value added win for all of us WebFlow users.

  • Erwin Bomans commented
    October 29, 2019 16:24

    I need this!

  • Blair Robert commented
    July 09, 2019 23:05

    I agree. I mainly like the full-screen mobile experience that PWA provides. Would be a much better way to show mobile prototypes that have been created with Webflow.

  • Gareth Moïson commented
    April 09, 2019 13:50

    That would be very great!

  • Nick Walton commented
    February 16, 2019 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.

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