Why choose Squarespace and Progressier for your PWA?
While Squarespace serves as a competent platform for website creation, it might not be the top choice for developing a PWA. Platforms like Webflow or Bubble are more versatile for app development, and even WordPress offers more adaptability in this domain.
It's essential to understand that the A in PWA signifies app. So, if your Squarespace site functions primarily as a website, converting it to a PWA might not be necessary. This conversion generally benefits specific sites, like e-commerce platforms and certain blogs. However, portfolio websites and promotional landing pages might not gain much from becoming PWAs.
Converting your Squarespace site to a PWA: how much time is needed?
The process is swift! It usually takes just a few minutes. Navigate to the Squarespace extension page on Progressier, select Connect to site, and your Squarespace site will be upgraded to a PWA instantly.
Making your Squarespace site installable: how is it done?
Progressier encapsulates your site, providing it with installation and push capabilities. Although direct installation from your primary domain isn't possible, a unique standalone installation page will be created for your convenience. For instance, check out this installation page: install.page/covid. You can share this link within your app's content or spread the word on social platforms.
Is push notification integration possible with Squarespace?
Absolutely! Progressier offers a comprehensive push notification suite. This tool not only enables users to authorize notifications but also allows composition, dispatching, and scheduling of these alerts. You can broadcast push campaigns to your entire user base. However, Squarespace's inherent constraints mean you can't dispatch personalized notifications to individual users programmatically.
Which PWA features does Squarespace support?
Get your PWA installed on any Android smartphone or tablet, just like a native app.
Progressier walks users through the process of installing your app on their iPad or iPhone.
Your Squarespace PWA is installable from Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge and can be added to a Desktop or Taskbar.
Get your app installed on macOS from Chrome — Progressier walks users through installing your PWA to their Docks.
Chrome OS Installation
Let users add your PWA to their Chrome OS laptop.
A familiar app store installation experience bundled in a single-purpose page for your users.
Original Domain Installation
Due to the limitations of the platform, it's not possible to install your app as PWA from your own domain. Progressier provides an alternative custom domain for installation purposes that looks like elonmusk.installable.app.
Web App Manifest
Progressier builds a PWA manifest with your preferences set in the dashboard, with toggles and inputs instead of lines of code
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, Squarespace 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.
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 Squarespace.
Notify all your users of news in your app with our dashboard and/or API. Progressier manages all user push subscriptions for you.
Other app builders allow you to send notifications to a particular user. It's not currently possible with this platform.
Connect User Data
With Squarespace, 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
Everything you need to encourage users to install your app on their devices.
Display an in-app alert when users go offline.
Request Notifications After Installation
Automatically prompt users to authorize notifications after they've installed your PWA on their device.
Install & Push Analytics
Progressier tracks installs of your Squarespace PWA over time. Also tracks push subscriptions.
Programmatic PWA Creation
Create Squarespace PWAs programmatically with our API.
Google Play & App Store Upload
Since Squarespace 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.