Mobile Web App - Add to Homescreen


#1

Did you know that you can add the SharpTools.io web app to your iOS or Android homescreen? When added to your homescreen, SharpTools takes advantage of a number of features to make it feel more like a native application including displaying an icon on your homescreen and opening fullscreen like a native app.

iOS Instructions

These instructions apply to iOS devices like the iPhone and iPad:

  1. Navigate to https://sharptools.io in Safari Mobile
  2. Optionally, navigate to your desired dashboard
    Note: While viewing the list of available dashboards, you can tap the ... : next to your desired dashboard and select View (Kiosk) to have dashboard open full screen.
  3. Tap the Share icon
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  4. Select ‘Add to Home Screen’
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  5. Adjust the name (optional) and tap ‘Add’ to add the icon to your homescreen

Note: Be sure to use a SharpTools email or phone account when logging in from ‘Add to home screen’ on iOS devices. You can link an email or phone account to your existing Google login from the user account page.

Android Instructions

These instructions apply to Android phones and tablets which have Google Chrome installed on them:

  1. Navigate to https://sharptools.io in Chrome
  2. Optionally, navigate to your desired dashboard
    Note: While viewing the list of available dashboards, you can tap the ... : next to your desired dashboard and select View (Kiosk) to have dashboard open full screen.
  3. Tap the ... menu
  4. Select ‘Add to Home screen’
  5. Adjust the name (optional) and tap ‘Add’ to add the icon to your homescreen

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#2

This was the 1st thing I did on iOS. So much better then opening up browser every time.


#3

When I do this on iOS I am prompted to log in every time I launch sharptools.
It would also be cool if the app opened in full browser mode so there was no address bar.


#4

Be sure to link an Email or Phone account from your user profile page and use that to sign in when you are using the Add to Homescreen version on iOS.


#5

I have my email linked… never need to login again


#6

I did this on iOS and its working great. I made sure I first went to https://sharptools.io in Safari, logged in via email (not google account), and then navigated to my dashboard.