What is a PWA?
A progressive web application (PWA) is a web site that can be downloaded to your device much like an application. The St. Anthony Shrine site has such a function and you can therefore download the site as an application. There are many advantages to this:
- The site is displayed distraction free
- You do not have to remember the URL
- You can access the site by clicking the app icon directly from your device
Installing the St. Anthony Shrine PWA on iOS
A PWA can only be installed on iOS using the Safari browser***. Here are the steps to do it:
- Navigate to https://stanthonyshrine.org
- Press the “Share” button
- Select “Add to Home Screen”
- Tap “Add” in the top right corner to finish installing the PWA
*** Some versions of OS X will allow you to install a PWA by way of the chrome browser. If you would like to use Chrome please use the Desktop instructions below.