Creating a PWA with Dittofi

Learn how to make your Dittofi app installable on desktop and mobile by leveraging the powers of the open web.

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Getting started with Dittofi & Progressier

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    1Sign up to Progressier

    Go to the New PWA page, choose Dittofi as your Development platform. Then create your account to start your free 14-day trial.

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    2Generate your icon

    In the Progressier dashboard, upload a PNG or JPEG image file to generate your app icon. Progressier automatically creates all necessary sizes so that your PWA looks great on every platform.

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    3Get your installation page

    Progressier generates a unique installation page that makes it very easy for your users to install your PWA on macOS, iOS, Android, and Windows.

Which PWA features does Dittofi support?

Android Installation

Let users install your app on their Android device. It works exactly like a native app.

iOS Installation

Your PWA is installable on iOS and iPad OS. It will open in its own standalone window. Progressier shows users custom instructions.

Windows Installation

Make your app a standalone desktop app that open in its own window. Your PWA can be installed from Chrome and Edge.

macOS Installation

Get your app installed on macOS from Chrome — Progressier walks users through installing your PWA to their Docks.

Chrome OS Installation

Enjoy native PWA support for your app on Chrome OS.

Installation Page

A familiar app store installation experience bundled in a single-purpose page for your users.

Original Domain Installation

Your app is directly installable right from your own domain.

Web App Manifest

Progressier creates an app manifest with the name, logo, theme color and display preferences of your PWA.

Service Worker

A service worker is a file that continues running in the browser even after the web page that has registered it has closed. For a domain to be a PWA, it must have a service worker hosted at the root. Unfortunately, Dittofi does not support adding a service worker to your domain.

Cache Static Resources

This platform doesn't provide an option to modify the service worker file, so it's not possible to cache static resources.

100% Offline-Ready

Without full server-side control over the resources, it's not usually possible to make a site work offline entirely with a no-code app builder like Dittofi.

Push Campaigns

Notify all your users of news in your app with our dashboard and/or API. Progressier manages all user push subscriptions for you.

Personalized Notifications

Other app builders allow you to send notifications to a particular user. It's not currently possible with this platform.

Connect User Data

With Dittofi, it's not currently possible to sync your user data (e.g. emails, names or account types). Bubble is the best no-code option for that.

In-App PWA Promotion

Promote installation of your PWA with a floating action button in the body of your app.

Offline Alerts

Show a custom alert when a user loses network connectivity.

Request Notifications After Installation

Progressier asks users to allow notifications right after they've installed your app, which generally results in a higher subscription rate

Install & Push Analytics

Progressier tracks installs of your Dittofi PWA over time. Also tracks push subscriptions.

Programmatic PWA Creation

Progressier does not allow to create Dittofi apps dynamically.

Google Play & App Store Upload

Since Dittofi doesn't allow their users to install PWAs from their own domain, it's not possible to make it available through Google Play or the App Store as a PWA.

Why choose Dittofi and Progressier for your PWA?

Dittofi allows their customers to export their project code, which is a rarity across no-code platforms. That flexibility makes Dittofi a great choice for PWA.

However, if you host your app through Dittofi directly, please note that the dashboard doesn't currently allow uploading custom files to your domain to act as a service worker, so other platforms may provide a deeper PWA implementation with more features.

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