How Subscribers save your app to their phone

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By Steve Scott

updated 6 months ago

Fitter App uses Progressive Web App technology. This means that there is no need for your subscribers to download an app via Apple and Google Stores. It also means that your app can be quickly updated on any device no matter what your subscriber is using. Below are some instructions on how your subscriber downloads to their specific device as there is some variance between them.

Android

Launch Chrome for Android and open the website or web page you want to pin to your home screen. Tap the menu button and tap Add to home screen. You’ll be able to enter a name for the shortcut and then Chrome will add it to your home screen.

The icon will appear on your home screen like any other app shortcut or widget, so you can drag it around and put it wherever you like. Chrome for Android loads the website as a “web app” when you tap the icon so will operate exactly like other app on your phone.

Other popular Android browsers also offer this feature. For example, Firefox for Android can do this if you tap the menu button, tap the Page option, and tap Add to Home Screen.

iPhone, iPad, & iPod Touch

Launch the Safari browser on Apple’s iOS and navigate to the website or web page you want to add to your home screen. Tap the Share button on the browser’s toolbar (that’s the rectangle with an arrow pointing upward). It’s on the bar at the top of the screen on an iPad, and on the bar at the bottom of the screen on an iPhone or iPod Touch. Scroll down and tap the Add to Home Screen icon in the Share menu.

You’ll be prompted to name the shortcut before tapping the Add button. The shortcut can be dragged around and placed anywhere, including in app folders — just like a normal app icon. When you tap the icon, it will load the website in a normal tab inside the Safari browser app.

NOTE: Other browsers, like Chrome for iOS, don’t offer this feature. Due the limitations in Apple’s iOS, only Apple’s own Safari browser is allowed to do this.

Windows 8, 8.1, RT

First, open the modern Internet Explorer browser and navigate to the trainers website you want to pin. Pull up the app bar (for example, by right-clicking or swiping up from the bottom of your screen) and tap the star icon. Tap the pin icon, enter a name for the shortcut, and click Pin to Start. The website will appear as a tile on your Start screen. Tap the tile and the website will open in Internet Explorer.

Windows Phone

Open the link to the Trainers page that you want to pin in Internet Explorer. Tap the More (…) button and tap Pin to Start in the menu that appears. Windows Phone 8.1 supports live tile updates from websites that have configured the feature, just as Windows 8 does.

Other

If you have another type of smartphone or tablet, it probably has this feature, too. Just open its browser and look in its menu for an option named something like “Add to home screen” or “Pin to home screen.”

Remember if you have any questions, when logged into the Administration Platform of the Fitter App you can always click on the chat box in the bottom right hand corner. 



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