I've been using sveltekit and svelte for over a year now. I'm also waiting for it to be matured enough to beat NextJs in terms of community. But I like them both.
So, on this weekend I wanted to turn one of my SvelteKit projects into a PWA. When I wanted to do the same with NextJs projects there were a lot of tutorials. But I couldn't find many guides for svelte beginners.
That's because svelte has pwa functionality built into it.
- A website
- manifest.json [ basic icons,names,shortcuts]
- service-worker [ for offline cache ]
So let's get on with it.
We'll create a demo Sveltekit project:
npm init svelte@next my-app
Then we'll choose a simple config in vite for the sake of this article:
Choose typescript because
Now we have a demo project set up with typescript, it will be straight-forward from here on:
Let's get into our directory:
- In the /static directory, We'll create a manifest.json.
- When svelte compiles the whole application, it copies static files over to the build folder.
Then we'll refer our
And finally we'll create our
Svelte will automatically detect the service-worker in the src folder's root and then register our service worker during build.
Isn't that neat?
Now we can preview our build using
😯 thats the 'install app' button,
Svelte makes it easy to make PWAs.
The source code of this project lies at:
You can find me at: