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Offline shinglis

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Bookmark site - phone shortcut.
« on: October 20, 2018, 06:54:53 PM »
Is there a mod or easy template edit to create a bookmark or favourite icon on phone / tablets.
I guess users can do this easy themselves but not sure if a button “bookmark site” would encourage use or repeat visits etc.

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Re: Bookmark site - phone shortcut.
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2018, 06:45:16 AM »
Pretty sure none of the mobile browsers let the website add themselves as a favourite (even with user interaction), because back in the day when this was possible on some desktop browsers, it was so abused, it was never added to later browsers.

Don’t think you can, basically.
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Re: Bookmark site - phone shortcut.
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2018, 07:25:18 AM »
I guess users can do this easy themselves but not sure if a button “bookmark site” would encourage use or repeat visits etc.

cant speak for everyone but a lot of people I know never check their bookmarks ...

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Re: Bookmark site - phone shortcut.
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2018, 08:47:25 AM »
I guess users can do this easy themselves but not sure if a button “bookmark site” would encourage use or repeat visits etc.

cant speak for everyone but a lot of people I know never check their bookmarks ...

I would agree with this as also very guilty.

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Re: Bookmark site - phone shortcut.
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2018, 08:48:27 AM »
Pretty sure none of the mobile browsers let the website add themselves as a favourite (even with user interaction), because back in the day when this was possible on some desktop browsers, it was so abused, it was never added to later browsers.

Don’t think you can, basically.

Ok thanks. Will just post sticky instructions.. can’t spoon feed users all the time.  ;D

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Re: Bookmark site - phone shortcut.
« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2018, 03:08:34 PM »
Bookmarking the website URL on the homescreen however would be quite effective. I've searched for this script in the passed but they get complicated because browsers run differently from one update to the next