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brochard
Making moves
Status: In review

Progressive Web apps are an important feature of a browser that Firefox is the only one missing.
For some, it can be the reason to switch to another browser.
In other cases like for the Steamdeck, it's what imposed the choice to only include Chrome in the SteamOS interface.
Other problem even for avid Firefox users, since I wanted Social apps on my pc I had to get them on the Microsoft Store which is an Edge PWA that opens every link in an Edge window, making me use this... other browser.

119 Comments
gondolyr
New member

Yes, please implement PWAs natively!

There are numerous Electron apps which also have web app versions and knowing that Electron lags behind Chromium version, Electron is a major security vulnerability. Being tied directly with the browser ensures that security updates are provided much more rapidly.

After reading the following articles, I have begun switching my apps to their respective PWAs using the PWAsForFirefox add-on and like them more because of the customization I can set in the settings such as improving the privacy, which is not something I am able to do with Electron apps normally.

While PWAsForFirefox works quite well, the setup process is quite involved and I haven't been able to make it work on my PinePhone with Mobian. I'm sure I'll get the same result when I get a Librem 5.

kamal
New member

yeah, make no sense, like apple not supporting http3 yet, and PWA.
For me, it's developer's fault, no one should learn their garbage languages, or buy apple products, they donno what OpenSource mean, they are trying so hard to be like google, that's why you will see them always 1-2 years behind.

brochard
Making moves

Why is there a "bitcoin" tag on this idea ?

Eschguy
New member

This seriously needs to be a thing. Too many services are going the way of PWAs instead of native apps. Not supporting it only hurts FF users.

Bastet
New member

Well, HTML5+JS are the new Flash and Java, time to be compatible with the new world.

brandleesee
New member

The latest for the necessity of PWA in FF is the deprecation of Microsoft Teams' Electron App in favour of a PWA.

Several sources:

steelshot67
New member

Pwa apps are a necessary feature for modern browsers and most of them support it. This will become more clear when apps switch to pwa completely like what will Microsoft do with the Microsoft Teams' Electron App for linux.

Anonymous
Not applicable

This is a necessity. I run a majority of apps as pwa, on both pc and mobile. BUT at the moment i have to use Brave for this since it works. To have FF natively support this would give me the possibility to ditch Brave altogether.

Please implement PWA.

Ud
Strollin' around

This has to be top priority for Mozilla.

piotr
New member

Teams for Linux might be a deal breaker for me and many other users, and it needs PWA. I really want to keep using Firefox but I use teams everyday and it seems like I'll have to run it on a different browser.