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
  • Reviewed
  • Lucas commented
    14 Sep 12:22pm

    This seems a MUST have in 2021. Let's do it !

  • Ben Stoke commented
    29 Jun 11:57am

    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)


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  • Jayden Watene-Zelezniak commented
    29 Jun 04:02am

    "Reviewed" !!!


    Please let's make this happen! So many clients here in Australia are looking into PWAs at the moment and having this option will provide so much value to me as a freelancer and them as a business.



  • Roarke Clinton commented
    25 Jun 09:47pm

    So this wishlist item "has been reviewed"! What now?

    When can I expect to publish PWAs!???

    Its 2021 - lets do this

  • Abel Garcia commented
    25 Jun 12:46pm

    This is a nice and powerful feature to add...!!!

  • John McCarley commented
    20 May 06:55am

    I understand that PWA's may not be part of your roadmap nor the company goal, but a simple workaround would be allowing root-domain-level file uploads.

  • Roheel Shafique commented
    26 Jan 05:22pm

    Please add this feature ... in the mean time can anyone guide me what is the alternative to this, if you wanna stay with Webflow


  • Koen Cloostermans commented
    31 Dec, 2020 11:42am

    Yes, please for all the reasons already mentioned below

    Thanks and have a great New Year 2021 ⭐️

  • The Spirit Map commented
    29 Dec, 2020 12:16am

    Would love this!

  • Micah Dixon commented
    15 Dec, 2020 02:08pm

    PLEASE :)

  • Sachin K M commented
    14 Dec, 2020 05:06am

    We need this feature it's 2020 guys.

  • John McCarley commented
    3 Dec, 2020 10:15pm

    Please!

  • Cresco Group commented
    9 Nov, 2020 11:01pm

    Very much needed!

  • Philipp Neuberger commented
    9 Nov, 2020 09:27am

    Guys! This is so simple to build and would really differentiate webflow from other tools. Even competitors like bubble put a focus on this and it should be adopted ASAP by the product/dev team of webflow!

  • Pavel Karpíšek commented
    4 Sep, 2020 07:50pm

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

  • Owen Colby commented
    2 Sep, 2020 10:18pm

    Need this for SEO

  • Oliver Palomares commented
    17 Aug, 2020 09:35am

    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, 2020 01:09am

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

  • Jakub Mazanec commented
    7 Aug, 2020 08:51pm

    When? plsssss

  • Roarke Clinton commented
    26 Jun, 2020 06:11pm

    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/

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