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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.

374 Comments
palexdev
New member

@c0d3h4x0rToday I uninstalled the PWA extension and replaced it with Edge PWAs, I totally agree with you, while it indeed works most of the time it is quite garbage compared to native. Today it was not detecting Firefox no matter what I did, I'm sick and tired of that.

Mozilla!!! Where are you, we need the future back!!!

Hjorth
New member

Switching to Firefox aligns with my belief in their commitment to privacy and shaping the future of the internet.

However, I'm concerned about the lack of native support for Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) in Firefox, especially considering that PWAs are fundamental to the web experience.

wutongtaiwan
Making moves

Firefox windows should support PWA

I hope to continue to support PWA, this feature is very useful

Hyourinmaru
Strollin' around

Any updates?

The idea has been in the "In review" status for two years now.

Visions
Making moves

Computing/apps are increasingly moving to the web, I think Mozilla made a huge mistake ignoring this fact. Although I only use a couple of web apps, I do it daily though. For that I have to use Brave, this is how market share is stolen from Firefox. By not giving us the functionality we expect.

rrangelo
Making moves

Any news about it?

#FirefoxBringBackPWA

danilaros
New member

Please Mozilla bring back Progressive Web Apps ☹️

DaniJohni
Strollin' around

I hate always switching to a chromium browser, come on Mozilla bring this feature back please

choihung
Strollin' around

we need PWA,The Lobe chat I use is an open-source AI project. If PWA (Progressive Web App) is used, it will be twice as effective, and it is a function that is very worth joining. In the future prospect of AI development, desktop web applications are absolutely a good platform.

 

choihung
Strollin' around

We need PWA for Ai Chat!!!

  • We need PWA! The Lobe chat tool I use is an open source AI project. If you use a PWA (Progressive Web App), the results will be twice as good, and it's a feature well worth adding. Desktop web apps are definitely a good platform in the future outlook of AI development.
s0nego
New member

I'm absolutely baffled by this issue, especially because of how Mozilla itself talks about it:

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Lorkenz
Strollin' around

Would love to have this feature native into the browser instead of having to use the Extension(which breaks most of the times) or Chromium for this.

Specially considering how handy it is for certain tasks (for work) and websites who don't have a Desktop App (example: YT Music).

Hyourinmaru
Strollin' around

@Jon  Any updates? What is the review status? Any concrete plans for this idea?

darknyht
New member

To be honest, I was a little shocked that Firefox did not have PWA support for Linux or Windows.  I was looking to move back to Firefox as my primary browser, but I am now rethinking that step since I make use of a lot of PWA in my migration to Ubuntu Linux.

Reiner_Zufall
New member

Firefox has been losing market share to other web browsers for some time now. One reason for this is certainly the lack of support for PWAs.

Now that Mozilla is of the opinion that this is only a temporary trend, they also seem to agree that this trend will lead to Firefox disappearing from the market into insignificance.

If that was the strategy, then it has been a complete success. This is exactly the reason why I also threw Firefox off the disk a long time ago!