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Desktop Progressive Web App (PWA)

I'm a software developer who has recently been working on developing a progressive web app (PWA), which is a little-known technology that allows a website to be "installed" onto a device to give additional permissions and look-and-feel of a native app. 

After logging into the Arlo website to view my cameras, I thought it would be a great fit for a PWA that could be installed on Windows or Mac that would allow all the great features a PWA provides, such as a start-menu shortcut, chrome-less navigation, etc... It would feel like an installed desktop application with very little development necessary. From what I could see, there would be only a few small code snippets (a simple manifest and serviceworker) necessary to be added to the website in order to get at least a proof-of-concept up and running.


Many large companies have embraced this technology/concept, such as Starbucks ( and Spotify (


I think this would be a great benefit as it seems like there is a desire for an installed native desktop app. I, myself would love to have it open in it's own window outside of the browser while I work.


Thanks for listening!


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Thanks for posting your idea! Our development team routinely reviews posts in the Arlo Idea Exchange to assess which features the community would like to see implemented. We greatly appreciate your contribution and will keep the status of this idea updated as we get new information on its potential implementation.