Installing your app

Adding an app to your phone's Home Screen for easy access and better experience.

A Glide App lives on the web โ€“ but still can still be added to your home screen like regular apps. To add Glide Apps to your phone, tablet, or desktop โ€“ watch the short videos below.

Installing on Mobile & Tablet

Installing on Desktop

You can turn on tablet/desktop in Settings/Appearance.

Guide to installing Glide Apps

Inside of Glide, click Share app, copy your app's URL and open it in a browser. Now you'll be viewing your app as your users will see it. This opens the play page where users can interact with your app on desktop (without the ability to change the app or its settings).

You can scan the QR code in the top right of this page with your phone's camera app, or use the Share App button to share the app's link. When anyone visits this page on mobile โ€” they can add it to their phone's Home Screen.

Adding an app to home screen on iOS

  1. Tap on the "Share" icon located at the bottom of the page

  2. Tap the "Add to Home Screen" button

  3. Tap the "Add" button at the top right corner of the screen

Adding an app to home screen on Android

  1. Tap on the notification banner at the bottom of the page (alternatively, you can tap the "Add to Home Screen" option inside the menu at the top right corner of the screen)

  2. Tap the "Add" button on the modal

Adding an app to your Home Screen on Android

Scanning QR codes

Most iOS and Android devices can scan QR codes natively with the camera app. Alternatively you can use a third party app to scan them.

  1. Open the camera app and point to the QR code. A notification will be automatically displayed

  2. Tap the notification and the app will open on your browser

  3. Optionally, you can add the app to your Home Screen for better experience

Scanning a QR code with your camera on iOS (left) and on Android (Right)