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Some bookers ask if there is a Bookwhen app they can download to an Apple or Android device.

Bookwhen is a web application, which means it runs via a web server (instead of the operating system of your device) that is accessible through a browser. In terms of functionality, there is not much difference between a web or device app.

With just a few steps, it is possible to add an icon for a web app to the home screen of your mobile device. This means the web app can be opened with one tap, just like a widget app.

Setting up a home screen icon differs slightly depending on your browser. The instructions below also include links to booker guidance, which you can share with your bookers to explain how to add a home screen icon that links them directly to your booking page:

See here for Google Chrome instructions (⚠️ Please note: this will only work for Chrome on Android, not IOS)

See here for Safari instructions.

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Google Chrome

1. Start a browser session in Chrome on your mobile device and navigate www.bookwhen.com/login. If you want the shortcut to take you directly to your admin dashboard, check to stay logged in on this device, enter your details and log in. If not, proceed now to step 2.

2. Select the three dots in the top-right corner of your screen (to open the menu):

3. Select Add to Home screen:

4. The name here will appear underneath the icon on your home screen. You can enter a new name or leave it as 'Bookwhen' and select Add:

5. Your icon will appear on your device's home screen with the name you entered and the Bookwhen logo. You can tap on this icon to quickly access your admin dashboard.

See here for shareable guidance explaining how bookers can set up their booking page as a home screen icon.


Safari

1. Start a browser session in Safari on your mobile device and navigate www.bookwhen.com/login. If you want the shortcut to take you directly to your admin dashboard, select stay logged in on this device and enter your details. If not, proceed now to step 2.

2. Select the Share icon. On most phones, this will be at the bottom of the screen. On tablets, you can usually find it next to the website URL field:

3. Select Add to Home screen in the list of actions:

3. The name here will appear underneath the icon on your home screen. You can enter a new name or leave it as 'Bookwhen' and then select Add:

4. Your icon will appear on your device's home screen with the name you entered and the Bookwhen logo. You can click on this icon to quickly access your admin dashboard.

See here for shareable guidance explaining how bookers can set up your booking page as a home screen icon.

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