What is a PWA? and How to Install / Add to Home Screen Progressive Web Apps?

Zack Yurtsever
Jul 4 · 2 min read

1. What is a Progressive Web App (PWA)?

Progressive Web Apps (PWA) are hybrid web pages which can be downloaded to your device just like a native APP and are designed to mimic native APP user experiences.

Once a user Installs or Adds to their Home Page — PWA’s behave just like APPs. While the number of mobile users is growing each day — slow connections are an everyday problem for many and result in a frustrating user experiences. PWA’s are a great solution thanks to faster loading speeds and since they can even work while offline.

Here at Pynk, we have a global user base and with some of our users yet to have access to 3G, let alone 4G networks. That’s why we chose PWA over a native app on iOS and Android and makes for an excellent solution for our BETA product.

2. How to Install PWA to Windows or macOS?

How to install PWA to Windows 10 via Google Chrome.

To install any PWA website as an application on Windows or MAC via Google Chrome Browser follow below steps:

1️⃣Open Chrome on Windows or MAC.
2️⃣Go to the website (example: )
3️⃣Go to Settings (top right corner)
4️⃣Click Install “APP Name”

Complete these steps to install PWA on Windows or MAC as a Desktop App and create a shortcut to your desktop.

3. How to Add to Home Screen PWA to iPhone or Android?

How to install PWA to iPhone via Safari.

IOS (iPhone)

1️⃣ Open Safari on your iPhone
2️⃣Go to the website (example: )
3️⃣Tap the Share button on Safari
4️⃣Find by slide to the right “Add to Home Screen.”
5️⃣Tap it, then tap Add (top right)

Android

1️⃣Open Chrome on your Android Mobile Device
2️⃣Go to the website (example: )
3️⃣Tap Settings (Top right corner) on Chrome
4️⃣Slide down and tap “Add to Home Screen.”

If you want to see our PWA in action, and tell us what you think by leaving your comments below. Hope you like it!! 🙏

Zack Yurtsever
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Pynk

Pynk’s ‘Crowd Wisdom’ system combines our crowd, experts and A.I. to make smarter investment decisions. People Powered Investment.

Thanks to Mark Little

Zack Yurtsever

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Head of Growth & Co-Founder @Pynk.io Speaks fluent Geek. Formerly owner of Karkay Hotels.

Pynk

Pynk

Pynk’s ‘Crowd Wisdom’ system combines our crowd, experts and A.I. to make smarter investment decisions. People Powered Investment.

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