Some customers ask if there is a Bookwhen app that can be downloaded 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) and is accessed through a browser. In terms of functionality, there is not much difference between a web or device app.

It is possible, with just a few clicks, 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 as you would with a device app.

The process for setting up a home screen icon differs slightly depending on the browser you use. The instructions below also include links to booker guidance, which can be shared with your customers to explain how to add a home screen icon that links them directly to your booking page:

Click here for Google Chrome instructions (please note: this will only work for Chrome on Android, not IOS)

Click here for Safari instructions

Using a different mobile browser? Click here to request guidance.


Google Chrome

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

2. Tap on the 3 dots in the top right corner of your screen (to open the menu):

3. Find and tap 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 as ‘Bookwhen’ and then tap Add:

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

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


Safari

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

2. Tap the Share icon - on most phones this will be at the bottom of the screen, on tablets it can usually be found next to the website URL field:

3. Find and tap 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 as ‘Bookwhen’ and then tap Add:

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

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

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