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27 Jun 2021

I've been using sveltekit and svelte for over a year now. I'm also waiting for it to be matured enough to beat NextJs in terms of community. But I like them both.

So, on this weekend I wanted to turn one of my SvelteKit projects into a PWA. When I wanted to do the same with NextJs projects there were a lot of tutorials. But I couldn't find many guides for svelte beginners.

That's because svelte has pwa functionality built into it.

Note !

Basic things for all PWAs

  • A website
  • manifest.json [ basic icons,names,shortcuts]
  • service-worker [ for offline cache ]

So let's get on with it.


We'll create a demo Sveltekit project:

npm init svelte@next my-app

Then we'll choose a simple config in vite for the sake of this article:

Choose typescript because


Now we have a demo project set up with typescript, it will be straight-forward from here on:

Let's get into our directory:

cd my-app

And run:


After that,

  • In the /static directory, We'll create a manifest.json.
  • When svelte compiles the whole application, it copies static files over to the build folder.

{% gist %}

Then we'll refer our


And finally we'll create our


Svelte will automatically detect the service-worker in the src folder's root and then register our service worker during build. Isn't that neat?

{% gist %}

Now we just need to build our app using

yarn build

Now we can preview our build using

yarn preview

😯 thats the 'install app' button,

Svelte makes it easy to make PWAs.

The source code of this project lies at:

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