I solved 1 issue recently WRT creating an iOS homescreen shortcut for this forum. I wanted the shortcut to go directly to
u/hepcat72/activity/topics, but the added shortcut was always going to root. I learned that if you add the URL to the homescreen while Airplane mode is on, I could get the direct link I wanted as a homescreen shortcut. The icon was wonky at first, but it eventually fixed itself.
Now I'm wondering if there's a way to get a badge on the homescreen shortcut so I know if there are any responses to any of my forum posts. I've never done this with a homescreen shortcut, so I don't know if it's possible or not, but I have seen that some websites offer push notifications that I always decline.
Now I'm wondering if those notifications support adding badges to homescreen shortcut icons... And I'm asking both whether this forum has a push notification capability that I possibly declined in the past and whether those notifications can increment homescreen shortcut badges.