RuneUI with Chrome's "Add to Homescreen" feature

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RuneUI with Chrome's "Add to Homescreen" feature

Postby ACX » 23 Jul 2014, 15:32

Since some versions ago Google Chrome has introduced a new interesting feature called "Add to Homescreen", which allows to add an app shortcut icon added to a device's homescreen/desktop for any web resource (website or webapp). The coolest thing is that the browser window launches in real full-screen ("app mode"), working exactly like you would expect from a normal web application / native app. This is great when using RuneAudio UI (RuneUI), and works great on PC but even better on mobile devices, where screen space is precious.

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You can find instructions and more details here:
https://developer.chrome.com/multidevic ... homescreen
(these are the official instructions for Android devices but they are also valid for the PC browser version)
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Re: RuneUI with Chrome's "Add to Homescreen" feature

Postby Midnight » 24 Jul 2014, 10:42

Wow, that's cool. I did not know this yet.

P.S.: That's also the perfect solution when you want to connect the RuneAudio player to the TV. Install X and just start Chrome in App mode ;)
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Re: RuneUI with Chrome's "Add to Homescreen" feature

Postby cmh714 » 24 Jul 2014, 23:58

I have been using this for the last few weeks on my Android, works great
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Re: RuneUI with Chrome's "Add to Homescreen" feature

Postby metalrob » 25 Jul 2014, 01:40

I am using this feature in chrome from the start with v0.3- looks great but in my case chrome sometimes 'drops out'. Although- I can easily get back by touching the icon.
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Re: RuneUI with Chrome's "Add to Homescreen" feature

Postby Bjarne » 25 Jul 2014, 06:26

Hi

Maybe it's me, but I can't find instructions to do this on my WIN-PC? :( :oops:
Please help me. :)

Thanks in advance

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Re: RuneUI with Chrome's "Add to Homescreen" feature

Postby Midnight » 25 Jul 2014, 06:52

Bjarne wrote:Maybe it's me, but I can't find instructions to do this on my WIN-PC? :( :oops:
Please help me. :)

It's the first item in "menu -> tools". Something like "create app shortcut" (I don't have an english chrome here).
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Re: RuneUI with Chrome's "Add to Homescreen" feature

Postby Midnight » 25 Jul 2014, 07:02

Did you add
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<meta name="mobile-web-app-capable" content="yes">
<link rel="icon" sizes="196x196" href="/icon.png">

to the v0.3 header?
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Re: RuneUI with Chrome's "Add to Homescreen" feature

Postby ACX » 25 Jul 2014, 14:20

Midnight wrote:Did you add
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<meta name="mobile-web-app-capable" content="yes">
<link rel="icon" sizes="196x196" href="/icon.png">

to the v0.3 header?


Take a look here:
https://github.com/RuneAudio/RuneUI/blo ... header.php

It works well on Android too (at least on my devices), please notify me if not.
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Re: RuneUI with Chrome's "Add to Homescreen" feature

Postby Bjarne » 28 Jul 2014, 06:07

Midnight wrote:
Bjarne wrote:Maybe it's me, but I can't find instructions to do this on my WIN-PC? :( :oops:
Please help me. :)

It's the first item in "menu -> tools". Something like "create app shortcut" (I don't have an english chrome here).


Ok, it's just a short cut on the desktop we are talking about then?
The menu item in english is "Create application shortcut" :)

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Re: RuneUI with Chrome's "Add to Homescreen" feature

Postby Midnight » 28 Jul 2014, 09:45

Yes, but it is more interesting on a mobile phone because the website is started without browser address bar. Basically it looks like an native app then.
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