[story] Discovery of Marketplace Apps on Android

RESOLVED FIXED

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User Story
RESOLVED FIXED
5 years ago
4 years ago

People

(Reporter: c8o, Assigned: clouserw)

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Details

User Story

* As a user, I would like to visit Marketplace to find applications that can be installed on my Android device
* As a user, I would like to easily find applications in the marketplace from the Fennec browsers
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Description

5 years ago
Android users can browse the FFx Marketplace for "native" apps and download to their devices
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Updated

5 years ago
Blocks: 896003
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Comment 1

5 years ago
- Signing Keys for APKs
- Reference app for APKs
- Developer experience for submitting APKs
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Updated

5 years ago
Blocks: 896007
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Updated

5 years ago
No longer blocks: 896007
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Comment 2

5 years ago
- Validation
- Install() functions
- ADU stats
- payments
- maintaining the "My Apps" list
- search / optimization
- buchet's buckets (feature /device detection)
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Updated

4 years ago
Blocks: 911285
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Updated

4 years ago
No longer blocks: 911285
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Comment 3

4 years ago
Summary:
- Developer uploads a webapp and Marketplace / Services makes the apk

Open Questions:
- Do Android packages ping daily looking for updates? How do Android apps update?
- How do we make the APK for hosted / packaged apps? ("magical service")
- - - marketplace manages storage
- Is this a service within Marketplace? Or a service open to other marketplaces?
- Can Marketplace detect all the usual device capabilities / functions on Android? ( 
- Security : How to manage signing keys for APKs (per developer) ( James, Vishy, Travis )
- What are the policies around having Android apps in our Marketplace? ( Vishy )
- - - in app payments in APKs?
- - - paid apps in APKs?
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Updated

4 years ago
User Story: (updated)
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Updated

4 years ago
Assignee: nobody → clouserw

Comment 4

4 years ago
The User Story is divided in two parts:

1. Marketplace able to detect an Android device and its capability
2. The Fennec browser has a menu item that points to FFx Marketplace

#1 The way Marketplace is designed, it should only display apps that can be used on the devices and if the user search for an app that is not available as APK, it can not be downloaded and installed. 

User Stories suggestion:
* As a user, I would like to visit Marketplace to find applications that can be installed on my device
* As a developer, I would like to be able to opt-out from being made available and my application blocked out from a search
* As a user, I would like to easily find applications in the marketplace from the Fennec browsers

Out-of-Scope
* As a user, I would like to have a Marketplace app on Android
* As an OEM, I would like to preinstall the Marketplace app on Android
* As a user, I would like to get E.me search displayed in Marketplace on Android.
Summary: [story] Synthetic APKs from the FFx Marketplace → [story] Discovery of Marketplace Apps on Android

Comment 5

4 years ago
Removed User Story:
API that allows us to promote Android apps in Fennec
menu > about:apps > go to the marketplace


Out of Scope:
Marketplace itself as an app on Android
- App for hardware partners to pre-install

E.Me search results integration
User Story: (updated)
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Updated

4 years ago
Blocks: 896007
No longer blocks: 896003
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Updated

4 years ago
Blocks: 941926
No longer blocks: 896007

Updated

4 years ago
Depends on: 945005

Updated

4 years ago
Blocks: 947023
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Updated

4 years ago
No longer blocks: 941926
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Updated

4 years ago
No longer depends on: 945005
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Comment 7

4 years ago
> * As a developer, I would like to be able to opt-out from being made available
> and my application blocked out from a search

That's out of scope for v1 so removing.
User Story: (updated)
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Comment 8

4 years ago
* As a user, I would like to visit Marketplace to find applications that can be installed on my Android device
* As a user, I would like to easily find applications in the marketplace from the Fennec browsers

I think this is already done so I will tentatively close this bug and hope someone verifies it. :)
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 4 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
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