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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.

134 Comments
golemus
Strollin' around

Having web apps in their own window is so vital feature that it is impossible to switch to a browser like a Firefox that does not have it.

I give an example. I am using GMail web interface (but same applies to any other like ProtonMail). It is so important app that it must be in its own window and have an own icon in taskbar and not just a tab in web browser. As Firefox does not support this I have GMail app window created with Chrome or Edge. If I click any link in GMail window (Chrome) it will open a tab in Chrome and ignore default browser setting of OS (which was Firefox). The same applies to GMail window (Edge). If clicking any url it always opens Edge and ignores default browser setting. This all ends up to chaotic mess where I have half of work in Firefox and half in another browser. Thus I had to stop using Firefox and switch to a browser that supports web app windows.

Please add this feature asap!

Doug_ie
New member

Full support for PWAs

Please add full support for PWAs, including ADD TO HOME SCREEN. (A2HS). Thank you.

Doug_ie
New member

Browsing through some of the great comments so far, it seems to me the appropriate question to ask instead of should Fiefox bring back PWAs (yes they should!) is why should Firefox NOT bring back PWAs? I personally can not think of one reason that justifies NOT having PWA support on Firefox. As regards one previous comment..I fail to see how Firefox supporting PWAs 'forces' anyone to use that support, and in no way do I see PWA support as 'contaminating' the browser. We should all recall that at one time Steve Jobs wanted to have all iOS apps distributed as PWAs, which almost became APPLE policy until the APP store won out. PWAs are so easy to develop for cross platform code making the world of developers so much more 'developer friendly', and cheaper cost wise given the same code base applies to all platforms! PWAs are so conducive to user interactivity they are just born to be part of a browser…and Firefox is naked without PWA support. A user has a difficult time distinguishing between a native app and a PWA built with A2HS icon support on its native OS screen. AND THE SPEED of a PWA coded in a browser is unbelievable! In particular I want PWA support on mobile versions of browsers and iOS browsers most importantly. Go FIREFOX,! GO PWA!

Pixusman
New member

As a daily user of Firefox I would love to see PWAs on desktop environments. I am forced into other browsers when I want to have a web app on the device "taskbar" or "dock" or whatever your OS calls that, which let's admin, it's very neat.

ams
New member

Could the reason PWA is missing from Firefox be related to this?

https://www.androidheadlines.com/2020/08/mozilla-firefox-google-search

Precz
New member

I had to switch to Chrome because of missing that...

MCQ
New member

Firefox had tab groups  for YEARS before anyone else and nobody used them so they got rid of it. Now y'all are acting like its so revolutionary just because Chrome has it. PWAs will be irrelevant in less than 5 years.

dimasirfandanu
New member

pls bring back pwa

chriscurmudgeon
New member

Yes!

theneutronstyle
Strollin' around

Seriously! PWAs are basically a must at this point