After reading myself through the forum, there were plenty of incomplete threads, that more often than not ended up referring to external resources and/or prmoting their services by 3rd parties.Any such comments on this thread, could please be avoided where possible.
To get to the point, Bubble offers the “Native App” flag on a page, but to the best of my understanding this flag offers no benefits. In the past, this meant you could request for this page to be turned into an APK and get assistance by the bubble support team to submit to the play stores.
This information has been removed from the disclaimer displayed when setting the flag.
That said, I’ve played around with adding a manifest to turn the PWA installable, manually, to no avail. At this point Iam getting rather frustrated that this service / feature appears to no longer be available, yet the flag can still be set. Some suggest the “Adding to Homescreen” function as the installation of a the PWA, which isn’t the case, it merely creates a shortcut and has nothing to do with Native App resemblance. Hence, it doesn’t offer a standalone experience, but merely opens a tab of said bubble website in the chrome browser.
Not looking to rant, but geniuine advice. Below are examples:
This is the Bubble App which includes the Manifest and this page has the “Native” flag set
You can read out and see that the manifest is being served
Here is ahow-to-guide for proper PWAapps and its Manifest
This is the outcome:
As you can see, “Progressive Beer” can be installed accordingly as it should work on Chrome & Android, the Bubble App Page “Tasks” however can NOT. Any explanation about this “faux” feature?