Cs-Cart Progressive Web App:
Progressive Web Application (PWA) is the next big thing and one of the most talked about technology shifts in the web development which bring mobile-app-like experiences to your users without requiring them to install an app from the app store/ play store. Since the majority of online shopping traffic comes from mobile, these characteristics make PWAs the perfect solution for retailers trying to drive engagement and revenue.
How To Use:
Step 1: Go to the Manage Add-on page. Browse and select the zip file,upload and install.After successful add-on installation Click on “settings” to configure the add-on
PWA Configurations fields provide options to set:
- The Application Name
- The Application Short Name
- Theme color of the App
- Splash Background Color for the App
- Application Icon (Please note that the app icon must be in .png format)
The progressive web app will be installed in the device according to the parameters set here.
Push Notification Configuration fields include
- FCM sender id
- FCM API key
To know how to get these credentials please click here
How To Manage Push Notifications At Admin End
Navigate to Website-> Progressive Web App to manage notifications templates and subscribers as shown below.
Go to Manage Push Notifications & click on + Button to add new notification template as shown below.
Enter the below mentioned details for notifications and click on the Create Notification button to add the template.
- Banner Image if any
- Target URL for the notification
There is also an option to delete multiple subscribers. Just mark the subscribers and delete selected ones as shown below.
How A Customer Can Install Progressive Web App
A customer can open the website in a browser of the mobile device. On opening the site, he/she will be asked to allow/block Push Notifications as shown below.
Please note that the screenshots here belong to the chrome browser.
On allowing, the user will be notified and from here customer can click on menu icon of the browser to add the application on the home screen as shown below.
From the browser menu, a user can select ‘Add to home screen’ option to add the progressive web application to the home screen.
Now a pop window will appear to add the progressive web application like this.
The app will seem to be getting installed like all other apps in the notification bar of your mobile device as shown.
After installation, the user can see the application icon on the home screen of the mobile like this. A user can click on the application to launch it.
After clicking on the application, the application launches with a splash screen. The splash screen shows the application name and icon.
Push Notification View at Mobile:
That’s how you can use CS-Cart progressive Web App add-on to provide an app like experience to your customers.