Before you continue reading any further, I want you to know one thing. “I am no coding veteran, nor am I a certified teacher.” I do, however, feel that I have enough knowledge now about creating offline web applications that I can teach someone else how to create one.
After a few weeks of coding, I realized that it wasn’t that hard to make a web application, and with the limited resources out there, I felt that all the research and work I had done could be put to use in some sort of centralized (makes more sense) documentation, and understood from a newbie’s point of view, rather than in strict technical documentation. This way, I hope that current or future web developers can also grasp this concept easily and implement it themselves.
Now before you enter, be wary that this is a guide on the basics of how to create a web application. I am not here to give you the code I ended up writing for my work, but I am here instead to hopefully steer you in the right direction. I cannot give you the solution to every question that veteran programmers could probably answer, but I can tell you my experience, and hopefully make understanding this feature more explicit. If you’re reading this, then you’re already on the right track! First, we’ll learn about the all ominous manifest file.