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Guidance on downloading and use of the app

This website is designed as a "progressive web application" that can be used offline. Actual experiences will vary depending on device, operating system and browser, and support for PWAs is changing through time.

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The content of the HAUC Guidance app changes frequently; particularly the Alerts and Documents section. If you use the app when you have a phone signal or WiFi connection, you will always see the latest content however the following guidance will detail how to get the best results when offline too.

Android or Windows devices

If you are using a compatible browser and operating system version you should see two new buttons at the bottom of the screen, inviting you to install the app and accept push notifications allowing content to be updated automatically:

After selecting the app will appear on your home screen and will automatically cache content for offline use even when you are not using it.

After selecting you should see a prompt asking for confirmation whether you want to Allow or Block the notifications. You should opt to Allow the notifications. This will allow the site to update itself in the background ready for offline use, but it can only do so when you have a phone signal or WiFi connection.

Manually configuring options - Android or Windows devices

If the options are not available, you can undertake the process manually:

Add as an App to your home screen

  • Tap the menu icon (3 dots in upper right-hand corner) and tap Add to home screen.

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Enabling push notifications

  • You will need to ensure that the browser you have used is set up to allow push notifications.

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Manually configuring options - iOS (iPhone) devices

Due to limitations with the iOS platform the button to automatically add the site to the homepage is not available.

Undertaking the process manually is easy though:

Add as an App to your home screen

  • Tap the icon featuring a pointing arrow coming out of a box at the bottom of the browser window to open a drop-down menu.

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  • Tap “Add to Home Screen.” The Add to Home dialog box will appear, with the icon that will be used for this website on the left side of the dialog box.

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Enabling push notifications

The iOS platform does not currently support this functionality. For the latest content you will simply need to open the HAUC(UK) app when you have a phone signal or WiFi connection. It will then automatically update.

Application cache size

The app will use some storage space on your device, in order to be usable offline. The storage used when all pages and documents are cached is currently under 100MB (mid 2020).