How to install the new Travel Philippines App on your smartphone's home screen

Travel Philippines

Oct 16, 2020

The new Travel Philippines App is a Progressive Web App or PWA. This means that it functions very similarly to a website, but with more capabilities, such as being able to browse and save documents offline! If you'd like a better experience, save this PWA on your home screen so that you can access the offline features.

Installing a PWA on Android

Install a PWA

  1. On your Android device, open Google Chrome.
  2. Go to app.philippines.travel
  3. Open the browser menu.
  4. Tap Add to home screen.
  5. Follow the onscreen instructions to install.

Uninstall a PWA

  1. From your app drawer or home screen, open Settings.
  2. Tap Apps & Notifications and then See all apps.
  3. Find the PWA you want to remove and tap the icon.
  4. Tap Uninstall.

Read more at Google Support.

Installing a PWA on iOS

Installing a PWA on iOS is also quite simple, but can be rather limited. The process unfortunately only works from the Safari browser. Beyond that restriction, however, it’s quite similar to Android.

  1. On your iPhone open Safari. This will only work on Safari.
  2. Go to app.philippines.travel
  3. Tap the ‘Share’ button, scroll down and tap ‘Add to Home Screen.’
  4. Enter the name for the app then tap add.
  5. The PWA will show up on your home screen like a native iOS app.

Read more at MobileSyrup.com.

FAQs

If I save this to homescreen will it take up much storage on my device?

Since this is a very lightweight Progressive Web App, it will take up very little storage space on your device.

How do I access offline mode?

After saving the PWA to your homescreen, login or create an account. If you haven't yet created a personal Trip folder, you can do this from the "My Trips" section. Then you can browse and save articles, places, experiences, and even uploaded documents to your Trip folder. On each Trip, there is a button "Save Offline" that allows you to save everything within the folder offline.

Can I save offline from multiple devices?

No. You have to save offline in the same device where you Saved to Homescreen. You can add things to you Trip folder from multiple devices, but you must go back to the Saved PWA in order to Update the Trip.

Can I add to My Trips on a Desktop?

Yes you can! But you will need to go onto your mobile if you would like to save it offline.

If you have any other questions about the app, please feel free to reach out through our Help Center.

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