Progressive Web App (PWA) for Chromebooks

Apr 20, 2020

Chromebooks (laptops running Google’s ChromeOS) run web applications, and some also now support Android apps from Google Play. Either way, students will find it convenient to have the school app pre-installed on each device. Appazur now offers schools and school districts a Progressive Web Application (PWA), instead of a Chrome Web App published via the Chrome Web Store.

Chrome Web Store

Google has already discontinued Chrome Web Apps for Windows and macOS, and they have now announced that after June, 2022, Chrome Web Apps will be completely discontinued and will no longer be used on ChromeOS either.

PWA

A Progressive Web Application (PWA) is a software application delivered through the web, built using web technologies. Since a progressive web app is a type of web page, there is no requirement for users to install it from an app store.

In future, we may publish the PWA through Google Play, which may streamline the process of choosing between the Android app and the PWA for your device.

Install the Sunnycrest High PWA today to see how it works. On your ChromeOS device:

  • Browse to: https://sunnycrest.appazur.com
  • Click the Web App button.
  • At the top right of the address bar, click Install.
  • Follow the onscreen instructions to install the PWA.

Android App for ChromeOS

Google Play Store Android apps are available on many ChromeOS devices launched since 2016. The Chromebooks that were launched before 2019 that are able to install Android apps are listed at:

https://www.chromium.org/chromium-os/chrome-os-systems-supporting-android-apps

Most ChromeOS devices that launched in or after 2019 will support Android Apps.