How to use OpenTrader’s progressive web app
A bit different to the usual app store download, 'OpenTrader' is a progressive web application (PWA) which provides a seamless experience across devices and resolutions. This helps us deliver features easily and more quickly than ever before.
Regardless of what device you are tapping on, OpenTrader has one home: opentrader.com.au. Any device can access a website! And since you can install it ‘as an app’ directly from the website, OpenTrader is currently not listed on digital distribution platforms such as Google Play or the App Store.
Installing the OpenTrader PWA
Adding OpenTrader to your home screen (Android, Mac, PC or iOS) essentially gives you a shortcut to the site. You’ll never need to update it and it takes up hardly any space on your device – it’s basically just a link.
Installing the PWA is super easy! Find out how to do it below, whether you’re on an iPhone, Android, Mac or PC.
(Quick note: Chrome does not allow PWA installs on iOS – use Safari).
Access https://opentrader.com.au/login and sign in
Click the Share button at the bottom: it is the box with an arrow pointing up
- Tap the Add to Home Screen option
Done! OpenTrader appears on your home screen and works just like a standalone application, manageable through the multi-tasking interface.
Note: a few non-critical OpenTrader features are not yet fully supported on iOS PWAs.
Open your browser
Access the login page and sign in
Tap the options button in the top right-hand corner
4. Select Install app and follow the prompts
You’ll now be able to access OpenTrader like any other app from your home screen.
On your desktop (Mac or PC):
- Open your browser
- Access https://opentrader.com.au/login and sign in
- In your browser URL bar, to the right-hand side, a plus button will appear
- Click the plus and follow the quick steps to install the PWA
That’s it! OpenTrader will be listed alongside the other apps on your computer. Give it a whirl!
If you have any questions or need help, don't hesitate to get in touch 🙋
You can reach us on live chat or over the phone on 1800 OT TEAM (1800 688 326 or +61 2 9055 4400 for overseas). We're available between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm (Sydney time), Monday to Friday. If we're away, just send us a message and we'll get back to you.