I might be a little late to notice this, but PWAs can now be installed as Chrome Apps 🎉
Here's Dev Community on my desktop:
I've always had the dev.to app on my mobile homes screen and it's very exciting to have it on my desktop as well.
What do you think?
BTW, with the latest update on Chrome (I'm on Version 76.0.3809.100 (Official Build) (64-bit)), Chrome will show an icon (a + sign in a circle) in the omnibox if a PWA meets Chrome's install-able requirements.
And if you don't see it, you can always click the three dots menu in Chrome and click "Install Progressive Web Apps..." and it will give you a prompt to install it on the desktop, much like Add to Home Screen 🎉