Progressive Web App (Beta)

We’ve been working on a progressive web app (PWA) for listening 24hourkirtan.fm and raydiokirtan.fm, which is currently still in early beta. You can have a look at the current version on app.24hourkirtan.fm. If you bookmark this page on your smartphone and then open it from the app icon on your home screen, it opens in full screen mode and feels a bit like a native app.

It is based on WordPress and the SuperPWA plugin. We’re currently working on displaying singer and location information from the Icecast meta data in the web app. We’re planning to release everything related to this new web app on Github.

On our website 24hourkirtan.fm we’re using a JavaScript based audio player, but on app.24hourkirtan.fm we’re using the standard <audio> tag which seems to be working fine in Chrome and Safari on iOS.

If you’re interested in testing the new web app on your device, we’re always interested in feedback, both good and bad.

Web App Screenshots

What is Progressive Web Apps

Progressive Web App (PWA) is a new technology that creates a middle ground between a website and a mobile app. They are not installed via the App Store, but look and feel like a native app and can be accessed from the home screen.