Instant web applications restored from ServiceWorker cache
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bottle-service

Instant web applications restored from ServiceWorker cache

NPM

Build status semantic-release

Live demo - please use Chrome or Opera Desktop

Instant app demo - TodoMVC that is instant on page reload, hosted on free Heroku dyno, and needs Chrome browser for now

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Browser support

Chrome

  • Nothing to do, ServiceWorker should be enabled by default

Firefox

  • Open about:config
  • Set the dom.serviceWorkers.enabled setting to true
  • Set the dom.serviceWorkers.interception.enabled setting to true

Api

This library attaches itself as bottleService object to the 'window'. Every time you want to store HTML snapshot for an element with id 'myApp', call

// "my-app-name" will be used in the future to allow separate parts of the
// page to be saved separately
// <div id="myApp"> // controlled by the web app </div>
// application has been rendered
bottleService.refill('my-app-name', 'myApp')

There are a couple of secondary api calls

bottleService.clear('my-app-name'); // delete whatever is stored in the ServiceWorker cache
bottleService.print('my-app-name'); // prints the stored text to console

Example

See dist/index.html that includes the "application" code. Every time the user clicks "Add item" button, the application code adds a new DOM node, then tells the bottle service to store the new snapshot

var applicationName = 'bottle-demo'
document.getElementById('add').addEventListener('click', function () {
  var el = document.getElementById('app')
  var div = document.createElement('div')
  var text = document.createTextNode('hi there')
  div.appendChild(text)
  el.appendChild(div)
  // store HTML snapshot
  bottleService.refill(applicationName, 'app')
})

When the page loads, the ServiceWorker will intercept index.html and will insert the saved HTML snapshot into the page before returning it back to the browser for rendering. Thus there is no page rewriting on load, no flicker, etc.

Related

Related projects using ServiceWorkers

Small print

Author: Gleb Bahmutov © 2015

License: MIT - do anything with the code, but don't blame me if it does not work.

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MIT License

Copyright (c) 2015 Gleb Bahmutov

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

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