name

Type String
Mandatory Yes
Example
"name": "Awesome application"

The name member is a string that represents the name of the web application as it is usually displayed to the user (e.g., amongst a list of other applications, or as a label for an icon). name is directionality-capable, which means it can be displayed left-to-right or right-to-left based on the values of the dir and lang manifest members.

Examples

Simple name in left-to-right language:

"name": "Awesome application"

Right-to-left name in Arabic:

"dir": "rtl",
"lang": "ar",
"name": "!أنا من التطبيق"

Specification

Specification Status Comment Feedback

Web App Manifest
The definition of 'name' in that specification.

Working Draft

Initial definition.

Web App Manifest Working Group drafts

Browser compatibility

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DesktopMobile
ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
name
Experimental
Chrome ? Edge ? Firefox ? IE ? Opera ? Safari ? WebView Android Full support YesChrome Android Full support YesFirefox Android Full support 53
Notes Disabled
Full support 53
Notes Disabled
Notes By default, used for as the source for "Add to home screen" (see bug 1234558).
Disabled From version 53: this feature is behind the manifest.install.enabled preference (needs to be set to true). To change preferences in Firefox, visit about:config.
Opera Android ? Safari iOS ? Samsung Internet Android ?

Legend

Full support  
Full support
Compatibility unknown  
Compatibility unknown
Experimental. Expect behavior to change in the future.
Experimental. Expect behavior to change in the future.
See implementation notes.
See implementation notes.
User must explicitly enable this feature.
User must explicitly enable this feature.

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