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Progressive Web App (PWA)

Bots can be exposed as a progressive web app, hosted on Botsquad, either on a .bsqd.me subdomain, or on a custom top-level domain of your choosing.

Hosting on a TLD is currently part of our enterprise package.

Configuration

After connecting the PWA channel, the chat widget shows in the basic, "full screen" mode, for instance like this:

This basic version is good for demonstration purposes and for fullscreen desktop experiences.

To have a more app-like experience, you need to add a pwa.yml file, like this:

appearance: app
manifest:
  theme_color: "#990000"

After publishing, the bot will render now like this:

This view is meant for mobile usage only. On desktop, a phone frame will be rendered around the chat window, to be able to demonstrate the mobile experience.