Chrome OS device PWA Installation Instructions

This article will cover installing your Arreya Channel PWA on a Chrome OS device where that isn’t force installing the PWA by policy.

 

  1. On your Chrome OS device, open the Chrome browser.
  2. Navigate to your Arreya channel URL (https://*yourchannel*.arreya.com). You can also send your users a link sent via an email, social media, or other method instead of manual entry.

     

  3. At the top right of the address bar, click the [Install +] button

     

  4. The application can now be found in the application launcher accessible from the bottom taskbar. You can also right click the application icon and pin it to your taskbar.

 

PWA support has been supported in Chrome since version 39.

 

 

 

iOS PWA Installation Instructions

 

This article will cover installing your Arreya Channel’s PWA on an iOS device. The process is similar for iPhone and iPad devices.

 

  1. On your iOS device, open Safari or other browse.
  2. Navigate to your Arreya channel URL (https://*yourchannel*.arreya.com). You can also send your users a link sent via an email, social media, or other method instead of manual entry. 

  3. Safari on iOS will not prompt you to install the application. Click the “Share” button on the bottom toolbar, then select the “Add to Home screen” option.
  4. After adding it to the Home screen, you will be able to open the application using the newly created shortcut.

 

Web apps are partially supported in iOS starting with version 11.3. You may experience odd behavior in some versions. More about mobile browser support can be found at https://caniuse.com/#feat=web-app-manifest

Android PWA Installation Instructions

 

This article will cover installing your Arreya Channel’s PWA on an Android device.

 

  1. On your Android smartphone, open Chrome or the browser installed on your smartphone.
  2. Navigate to your Arreya channel URL (https://*yourchannel*.arreya.com). You can also send your users a link sent via an email, social media, or other method instead of manual entry.

     

  3. If it’s the first time you have visited the site, you will see a popup below the address bar that prompts you to add it to your home screen. 
  4. If you have previously visited the site, or dismissed the notification, you can find the “Add to Home screen” button under the browser menu ( ⋮ ) in the upper right corner.

     

  5. You may be prompted to manually add the icon to your home screen, or it may be added automatically.
  6. After adding it to the Home screen, you will be able to open the application using the newly created shortcut.

 

Current versions of Chrome, Android Browser, and Firefox Mobile support adding the application to the homescreen. Please visit https://caniuse.com/#feat=web-app-manifest for more information about other mobile browsers

How to edit PWA settings for your channel

How to edit PWA settings for your channel

 

Progressive Web Application Settings in Arreya Digital Signage

 

 

  1. Log into your Arreya Channel
  2. Click on your channel name in the upper right
  3. Click on Create & Manage Channels
  4. Click on Settings and go to the App Settings tab
  5. Here, you can adjust the following options to customize the PWA for your channel
    1. The Title field will change the title that displays with the PWA icon
    2. The Description field will populate the description for the PWA
    3. An icon file can be uploaded in the Icon file picker. If an icon file is not uploaded, the Arreya logo will be used by default
    4. The Brand Color field will specify the site wide theme color to be used on the PWA. This may change the address bar, and other UI elements depending on the platform the PWA is installed on.
  6. Click Ok to save your changes and update the PWA settings.

Link Sharing your Private Channel

Link Sharing your Private Arreya Channel

 

  1. Log into your Arreya Channel
  2. Click on your channel name in the upper right
  3. Click on Create & Manage Channels
  4. Make sure your channel is set to Private
  5. Click on Settings and go to the Sharing tab
  6. Check the box labeled Link Sharing
  7. Copy and Paste the URL that appears in box

That is what you will need to give out to the people who you want to show your signage to.