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TrueGame
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Chrome and chromium added web app recently but i still don't know how to use, what is convenience and what is Google gonna do with that.

 

Can you explain me, please?

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Hi,
Like the Wikipedia page says:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_application

it's unclear how to differentiate between a website and a web app. because both use the same 3 technologies. HTML5, CSSS3 and Javascript.
You might call Spotify web player a website and the other person call it a web app. can't say who is right or who is wrong.

what the new Microsoft Edge is doing is to give users 2 options:

1. PIN websites to taskbar, start menu and desktop easily for fast access.
2. Run those PINNED websites in a different, minimal UI.

there is no conversion happening, Edge, Google, Chromium don't convert websites into web apps.
I'm mentioning that because in the new Edge, it's called "install a site as an app" which is misleading. Edge doesn't install any website, websites are not UWP apps or programs written in C++ to be able to be installed. it's all just Pinning.

To PIN sites or to install sites as an app, there are 2 ways:

https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/discussions/new-feature-launch-taskbar-pinning-wizard-in-edge...

and

https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/discussions/pin-to-taskbar-install-this-site-as-app-and-open-...


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