Abode has been built as a Progressive Web App (PWA) which means it is optimised to work as a faster web experience. It also removes the need to install a separate, limited app.

You can access all features on mobile as you can on your desktop system. There are customisation options (bottom of this article) to help you fit the calendar screen depending on the size of your mobile device.

Progressive Web App install for desktop and Android phone

(Note, Google Chrome does not support installing a website as an app on iPhone. Find options for using on iPhone at the bottom of the article.)

We recommend using Google Chrome for the best experience of the system.

  1. Open Google Chrome and enter into your URL bar https://smartbooking.co.nz
  2. Once you have loaded the page, you will see the Install Abode icon available in your URL bar
  3. Select the icon and follow the onscreen instructions
  4. Abode will now display as an app icon on your desktop/Android device

Adding Abode to your iPhone home screen using the Shortcuts app

  1. Ensure you have the Shortcuts app installed on your iPhone
  2. Launch Shortcuts and tap + at the top right
  3. Tap + Add Action and search for Chrome at the top bar
  4. From the list of Chrome shortcuts, select Open URLs in Chrome
  5. Tap the URL and enter https://smartbooking.co.nz
  6. Tap the arrow at the top to rename and choose and icon
  7. Tap the arrow at the top to Add to Home Screen
  8. Select Add

Adding Abode to your iPhone home screen without the Shortcuts app

  1. Launch the Safari browser and open  https://smartbooking.co.nz
  2. Tap the Share button on the browser's toolbar - that's the rectangle with an arrow pointing upward
  3. Tap the Add to Home Screen icon in the Share menu

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Customising your Abode calendar

Once logged in to Abode, you can change the number of nights and width to suit your phone size. Turning your phone on its side also allows you to view a weekly calendar on one page. To access other menu items, select the burger icon at the top right of your screen.


To set the default number of days for mobile view: Select Settings > System Settings > Scroll down to Calendar. We would recommend having Abode open on your desktop device and your mobile. Change the mobile view settings on your desktop device, and refresh (log in and out) on your mobile to see the changes.