Safari Add to Home Screen Question

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by gavroche, Oct 4, 2014.

  1. gavroche macrumors 6502a


    Oct 25, 2007
    Left Coast
    I just recently learned about the ability to add a website icon to my phone.... by loading a site, and selecting the Add to Home Screen option.
    My question: for Macrumors, it uses a great icon, and when you click the icon it launches as if it's an app.... and it has no bars for safari at top and bottom.... and you can close it like a normal app. But other sites don't do this. It creates an icon, but clicking that icon opens the site within Safari. Can anyone explain how a site like Macrumors does this and others don't....?
  2. C DM macrumors Westmere

    Oct 17, 2011
    I use that so rarely I didn't even realize there were differences like that.
  3. Onno macrumors member

    Jul 18, 2013
    Websites can add a line of code to the header of the site so it acts like an standalone app when it's added to the homepage.
  4. Jennifermeria macrumors newbie

    Oct 7, 2014
  5. MacTCE macrumors 6502

    Dec 20, 2013
    It's site specific. This is another reason why I primarily use MacRumors.

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