StP is now available as an installable app on mobile devices! (1 Viewer)

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So one of the newest features of Xenforo 2.2 (our forum software here on StP) is the ability to create what is called a Progressive Web App (PWA). This is essentially a version of the StP website you can install on your mobile devices, just like a dedicated application:

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This saves your login, the last page you were on, and sends you push notifications just like a real app would. This also has the added benefit of supporting the custom sections of StP (such as the wiki) that a full-on app would not, since this is essentially a web 'wrapper' around the mobile version of the site. If you'd like to install this app, all you have to do is hit the menu button in your browser, and select 'install':

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Firefox on android

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Chrome on Android

You can even install this app on your computer with the desktop version chrome:

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iPhone users with safari are out of luck because... well, safari sucks. Use Firefox or Chrome instead.

So, yeah, just one more thing to make it a little easier for mobile users to use StP. Hope you like it. Let me know if you have any questions!
 
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