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Mozilla's open web app platform

Mozilla's open web app platform

Posted Dec 10, 2010 20:21 UTC (Fri) by giraffedata (subscriber, #1954)
In reply to: Mozilla's open web app platform by n8willis
Parent article: Mozilla's open web app platform

What is an "installed web app"?
That's precisely the issue that the Mozilla OWA architecture and manifest spec address.

It's not an issue. It's a question -- about a term that appears in the article.

I got confused by the various problems and solutions the article talks about. I see analogies made to browser bookmarks, to desktop applications, and to app stores, which are rather different things.


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Mozilla's open web app platform

Posted Dec 10, 2010 20:35 UTC (Fri) by dmarti (subscriber, #11625) [Link]

Related document at Google: Installable Web Apps. "Normal web pages must ask for permission from the user before they can do relatively innocuous things like show notifications, use the clipboard, or access permanent storage. This makes sense; it would be annoying for random web pages you stumble across to show desktop notifications. On the other hand, if a web app repeatedly asks for permission, that's a terrible user experience."

Mozilla's open web app platform

Posted Dec 15, 2010 19:06 UTC (Wed) by oak (guest, #2786) [Link]

If those apps "host" advertisements (e.g. because they are paid by advertisement) within themselves and those ads would have same privileges as apps but were doneby "random" vendors, that would be terrible security wise though...


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