Open Bug 1212648 (progressive-apps) Opened 5 years ago Updated 1 month ago
[Meta] Support of Progressive Apps in Fennec
Bug ??? **Requirements:** - Support of W3C web manifest **User Stories (all platforms, from** [https://etherpad.mozilla.org/web-app-discovery)](https://etherpad.mozilla.org/web-app-discovery)) - As a user I want to be informed when the current web page is part of a web app I can install so I can benefit from a richer app-like experience - As a user I want to launch a web app from an icon on my homescreen/launcher/dock/start menu and use it separately from the browser - As a user I want to switch between web apps using my operating system's task manager - As a user I want to seamlessly link between web app windows and browser tabs - As a user I want to persist this site/app to my device and use it even while offline - As an app developer I want to get my app discovered via web searches because it currently gets buried in app stores across Firefox OS & Firefox - As an app developer I want to deep link into my app from web search results so that I can drive users to my app via its content - As an app developer I want to create repeat engagement with my app by adding it to a user's homescreen - As an app developer I want to create repeat engagement with my app via push notifications Additional info: - [https://infrequently.org/2015/06/progressive-apps-escaping-tabs-without-losing-our-soul/](https://infrequently.org/2015/06/progressive-apps-escaping-tabs-without-losing-our-soul/) - Despite the "add to homescreen" functionality being fairly hidden in Fennec, ~1% of users were finding it and making use of it. Google provided us numbers that, when a user is able to add a web site to the home screen, engagement with that site raises significantly - Example service worker apps: By Paul Lewis at Google [https://guitar-tuner.appspot.com/](https://guitar-tuner.appspot.com/) src = [https://github.com/GoogleChrome/guitar-tuner](https://github.com/GoogleChrome/guitar-tuner) By MDN [https://mdn.github.io/sw-test/](https://mdn.github.io/sw-test/) src = [https://github.com/mdn/sw-test/](https://github.com/mdn/sw-test/) Google reference apps: [https://jakearchibald.github.io/isserviceworkerready/resources.html#reference-apps](https://jakearchibald.github.io/isserviceworkerready/resources.html#reference-apps)
Priority: P5 → --
Summary: Support of Progressive Apps in Fennec → [Meta] Support of Progressive Apps in Fennec
Version: Firefox 41 → Trunk
It would be good to track the appropriate Web Push and Service Worker bugs here, too.
Afaik, relevant bugs for Web Push https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1038811 & meta bug for Service Workers https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=903441. SO stoked to see y'all tracking Progressive apps support here.
Could some of this work be part of the GSoC? https://wiki.mozilla.org/Community:SummerOfCode16:Brainstorming#Firefox_for_Android
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