Apple announced the beta version of iOS 16.4 for developers, and it includes a number of new features. An interesting change is the ability for web apps in Safari on the home screen to send notifications.
Since the first iPhone, the ability to add a shortcut to sites on the home screen has been available. They are presented with app-like icons, but without the option to receive notifications. That will change with iOS and iPadOS 16.4.
This is done by requiring permission to receive push notifications when it requests direct interaction from the user. Notifications work similarly to those in other applications. They appear on the lock screen, in the notification center and on Apple Watch.
There is also an option to save sites and apps from other browsers to the home screen. Other new features with the beta versions include the addition of new Shortcuts actions, Focus Filter for Always On Display, 31 emojis, changes to the Podcasts app, and more.