First, you need to export your app in HTML5.
To learn more about it, go to: 📦 Export your web app
Hosting your web app with PWA option (installable offline) offer few advantages: No need to pay any hosting (Free Hosting forever), super fast loading (because it is on your drive servers), no website downtime.
The following steps works with Google Drive and OneDrive. Dropbox instructions are starting at step 5.
1. Unzip your app zip files
downloaded from the Celestory generation email
2. Login to your drive
Connect to your Google or Microsoft Account and open Google or One Drive.
3. Create a new folder
and name it with your app name
4. Upload your app files
from the unzip folder to your drive folder by draging & droping them to your browser
Now get the sharable options of the folder by clicking on it and select Share.
Click on Advanced on the buttom right of the window.
Click on Change link.
Select Public on the web, then click on Save.
5. Open the website https://drv.tw/
If you want to use Dropbox instead, use Droppages and follow the very similar steps on https://droppages.com/Getting+started
6. Click on Host on your Drive.
Accept all necessary permission to the the website.
DriveToWeb is analyzing your drive folders looking for your app.
7. Your installable app link is ready
Copy it and send it to a Chrome browser.
8. Install your app
ON CHROME DESKTOP
Click on the + appearing on the right of the url.
Then click on the Install button.
Your app is fully installed and avaible offline like other Windows or MacOS App. You get a shortcut that you can pin on your task bar.
ON CHROME MOBILE
Or any mobile chromium (based on chrome) browser, you will see a contextual button to Add your app to Home screen.
Click on it and you app is now available on your Android or iPhone like any other app.
As you share the link, there are 2 ways to restrict the access to your app:
- You can set a generic password in your app directly.
- You can embaded the link to install your app into a web page with a generic password, or in any way you can filter the user accounts (email, private shared documents, plateform with accounts).
Congratulations, your app is now installed on the device of your audience. As it is a PWA installation, the weight of the app is very light. As it's only adding files into the local storage of your browser and doesn't have any interaction with your device system, you can install it on any professional device without any IT permissions.
To create a password in your app, go to: 🔑 Enter a key-word or a code (advanced)
To create a web page of your app, go to 🌐 Create my app web page on a platform
To understand all the elements of the interface, go to Tool Elements.
For more information on Analytics, go to 📊 Measuring your audience's behavior