Closed Bug 890056 Opened 8 years ago Closed 8 years ago

Synthetic APK's need a way to install an app from chrome javascript

Categories

(Firefox for Android Graveyard :: Web Apps (PWAs), defect)

x86_64
Linux
defect
Not set
normal

Tracking

(Not tracked)

RESOLVED INCOMPLETE

People

(Reporter: wesj, Unassigned)

Details

The webapps chrome api's (intentionally I think?) don't make it easy for chrome javascript to install an application. Apps can specify in their manifests what origin's are allowed to install them.

For synthetic APK's we'll need to give an installed APK a way to say "Install this app" (either packaged or hosted) to the user, and then to install things without prompting. 

Q: We need to make sure that mozilla approved apks can do this? We can create a signing key that only allows certain apps to call our install intent, but that will prevent third party app stores from working well...
Blocks: 888391
Resolving this incomplete in preparation for filing a different set of bugs to track the work that folks are doing to implement synthetic APKs.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 8 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
No longer blocks: 888391
Product: Firefox for Android → Firefox for Android Graveyard
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