10 votes

Implement progressive web app into the site

I’d specifically appreciate being able to open tildes from my iPhone’s homescreen and have it launch a PWA in a sandboxed safari. The experience will benefit, I’m sure :)

10 comments

  1. Bauke
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    There's an issue for this in the tracker, #178.

    There's an issue for this in the tracker, #178.

    6 votes
  2. [3]
    balooga
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    You can already save any web bookmark to your home screen in iOS; what specific benefits would your idea provide over that?

    You can already save any web bookmark to your home screen in iOS; what specific benefits would your idea provide over that?

    3 votes
    1. [2]
      everydayanchovies
      Link Parent
      Specifically, the navigation bar would disappear and so will the bottom bar. Leaving you only with tildes, and no “browser”. Try pinning Instagram to the homescreen, for comparison.

      Specifically, the navigation bar would disappear and so will the bottom bar. Leaving you only with tildes, and no “browser”. Try pinning Instagram to the homescreen, for comparison.

      8 votes
      1. balooga
        Link Parent
        I don't understand how that would be an improvement for Tildes. If you lose the navigation bar, you lose the ability to do an on-page text search, enable Reader mode, or adjust font size. You lose...

        I don't understand how that would be an improvement for Tildes. If you lose the navigation bar, you lose the ability to do an on-page text search, enable Reader mode, or adjust font size. You lose the TLS lock indicator. If you lose the bottom bar, you can no longer bookmark pages or maintain multiple tabs. If a Tildes link takes you to an external site you want to engage with on a deeper level, you need to break out of the sandbox and open it in normal Safari. That all sounds to me like it would be worse for Tildes, not better.

        6 votes
  3. [4]
    Algernon_Asimov
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    Have you read this section of the Tildes Philosophy documents? "The site is the main mobile interface, not an app"

    Have you read this section of the Tildes Philosophy documents?

    "The site is the main mobile interface, not an app"

    2 votes
    1. [3]
      Wes
      Link Parent
      PWAs wouldn't conflict with that. It would still be the site just as it is now.

      PWAs wouldn't conflict with that. It would still be the site just as it is now.

      10 votes
      1. [2]
        Algernon_Asimov
        Link Parent
        Okay. If you say so. I'll take your word for it. I don't know what a "progressive web app" is (and I don't need to know!!!).

        Okay. If you say so. I'll take your word for it.

        I don't know what a "progressive web app" is (and I don't need to know!!!).

        1. Wes
          Link Parent
          Well now you're just tempting me to explain it. ;)

          and I don't need to know!!!

          Well now you're just tempting me to explain it. ;)

          9 votes
  4. [2]
    Akir
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    I'm fairly sure that's already done. At least I have the icon on my homescreen.

    I'm fairly sure that's already done. At least I have the icon on my homescreen.

    1 vote
    1. haykam821
      Link Parent
      Per Lighthouse, it's not a full PWA: no manifest theme_color no manifest background_color manifest display is not one of: minimal-ui, fullscreen, or standalone does not register an offline service...

      Per Lighthouse, it's not a full PWA:

      • no manifest theme_color
      • no manifest background_color
      • manifest display is not one of: minimal-ui, fullscreen, or standalone
      • does not register an offline service worker
      5 votes