Parts database: how to put on phone homescreen and see favicon?

Hi,

I noticed that discuss.noisebridge.info has a nice way to put as icon in and Android phone and it works nicely.

Now I’d like to have a way to put the parts database on my (Android-)phone homescreen. In the mobile chome, I can say to put it on the homescreen, but then it shows up as a dull icon with ‘N’ inside (abbreviating the title). What I’d expect is, that it generates an icon that looks like the favicon ( https://parts.noisebridge.net/static/stuff-icon.png ). But it isn’t. Why ? Does it want more resolution ?

What is wrong ? Anyone around who knows how to work the quirks of phone-browsers that don’t work as expected ?

Suggestions or ideally pull requests welcome (https://github.com/hzeller/stuff-org)
Thanks,
-h

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Google around for Progressive Web App. It involves creating a manifest file and adding some stuff to the html meta tags.

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I believe so, yeah. I haven’t found any other way to do it, but thankfully the manifest file format is pretty minimal and straightforward!

Ok cool. Added this to stuff-org, and now it should be possible to go to the
https://parts.noisebridge.net/
URL in the mobile browser and tell it to ‘Add to homescreen’, upon which it will create an icon on the homescreen and then opens it without; even without address bar, so it almost looks like a ‘standalone-app’.

Thanks @tdfischer for the tip.

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Even if I just want to make it show the link to the browser as favicon without any other app-progressiveness ? Looks like at least the manifest file is not XML, which I guess is a glimps of hope in all this brokenness…

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