Module 4: Advanced web technologies

4.3 User engagement and APIs

Connect with your users and keep them coming back. Make it easy for users to add your site to their home screen, reengage them with web push notifications, and make it easy for them to purchase from your site on their phone.

The web app manifest is an important aspect of many of these features. If your site doesn't have one, consider adding it.

The web app manifest is a simple file that: 

  • Controls how your app appears to the user in areas where they would expect to see apps (for example, the mobile home screen)
  • Directs what the user can launch
  • Defines its appearance at launch
Was this helpful?
How can we improve it?