Ok, so I’m no developer, but I’ve created a chrome web app in 5 minutes by following this tutorial: omgchrome.com/how-to-create- … e-web-app/
As I usually have 100 tabs open in my browser, the Volumio web interface often got lost among them. This web app enables Volumio to have its own start menu icon and compact window.
(BTW, you don’t need to have Chrome open to use the web apps, you just need it installed, so you can still use your favourite browser. Apps can be launched from the Chrome App Launcher https://support.google.com/chrome_webstore/answer/3060053)
Here’s my code:
"description": "Audiophile Music Player",
The web_url and urls field above will not work on Android or Linux so you’ll have to put in your Pi’s local IP address instead.
And here’s the icon I used:
You need to go to settings/extensions in Chrome and tick developer mode. Then you can import the web app. The app looks especially good if you go to your apps in Chrome: chrome://apps/ , right-click on the Volumio web app and select “open as window”.
Alternatively, does someone who has a Google/Chrome developer account and knows how to code (preferably Michelangelo) want to publish this so it’s much easier to install and searchable in the Chrome Store? It would be good advertising too. Otherwise, with Michelangelo’s permission, I’ll publish it.
I guess the app would work with Chromebooks and maybe Android devices with the Chrome browser.
Here’s a screenshot: