The Timber Creek Talon has gotten a powerful upgrade to the back-end systems and is ready with some new features to help make your 2018-2019 school year awesome.

Introducing the Progressive Web App

The Timber Creek Talon App offers notifications and news alerts, easy access to important links and information, plus our events calendar, and content from TCTV, TCFM, and Timber Creek Sports Network all in one place.

The Talon app is a progressive web application and does not need to be downloaded from the iOS or Google Play store — all you need to do is add to your home screen. See the instructions below based on your mobile device to do this.

For notifications, make sure you click the bell and complete the process to accept alerts from Timber Creek Talon. If you’ve added Talon to your home screen, you’ll get a notification on your phone for important news alerts only. Alerts will appear on computers that have the Talon open in a tab.

All this is FREE for the entire Timber Creek community thanks to Timber Creek Student Media.

Add Talon to Your Home Screen

Get easy access to all the info you need by adding Talon to your home screen or app drawer with a quick click.

How to on iOS

Click the Share icon on your browser.

Then select the option to Add to Home Screen

Because the Talon is a progressive web app, that’s all you need!

How to on Android

This should be even easier — and give you more features.

Check out the bottom of any page to find an “Add Timber Creek Talon to Home Screen” prompt. That will put Talon right on your home screen or app drawer.

If that doesn’t work, use the menu in Chrome to add the page to your home screen.

With the Android progressive web app, you’ll launch a version of Talon that can deliver notifications (if you subscribe) to your phone. It’ll also save data and battery instead of opening a regular browser.


Currently notifications work for Android, Chrome, Safari on Mac computers, and other desktop browsers.

iOS web notification support is currently disabled by Apple, but expected in a future iOS browser update.

Events Galore

While we’ve had an Events Calendar for a while, technical issues and workflow design choices made it only sort of useful. Now, we boosted the power and fixed the glitches to have events displaying on both Talon and on TCHS’ school website as well. Already we have scheduled events stretching into December, with more on the way as school begins.

More Secure With HTTPS

All connections to Timber Creek Talon should now be available with HTTPS secure connections. This enables some more advanced features on Talon (see above) but also helps us defend against folks who might be up to know good. In short, HTTPS helps us make sure the information you trust is from real folks.

Even More Things for the Future

We can’t share all the secrets yet, but rest assured you’ll see fantastic media experiences, photos, galleries, and a whole lot more from Talon this year!

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By Timber Creek Talon

The Timber Creek Talon is the student news service for Timber Creek High School in Keller Independent School District.

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