1. vEEP pEEP's Avatar
    Will Progressive Web Apps work on W10m? I am guess it should - it is just a function of the browser, right? Not the OS?

    Thanks,

    Mr. V
    02-19-2018 05:43 PM
  2. Dont Fear the Future's Avatar
    Maybe?
    vEEP pEEP likes this.
    02-19-2018 08:18 PM
  3. Dont Fear the Future's Avatar
    Here is an example of a web app: app.ft.com It is Financial Times' web app. The thing is, Web apps are designed so that they can be installed on your device like a regular app from an app store. Plus, they can push notifications to the device like an app from the app store. For this to work, Windows Mobile's Edge Browser will need to be updated for this to work, and I don't think it will.
    kaktus1389 likes this.
    02-19-2018 08:22 PM
  4. faisalbaba's Avatar
    Will Progressive Web Apps work on W10m? I am guess it should - it is just a function of the browser, right? Not the OS?

    Thanks,

    Mr. V
    It will work but windows 10 mobile Edge is not supporting notifications

    Sent from (iOK)
    fin11 likes this.
    02-20-2018 03:31 AM
  5. Iain_S's Avatar
    Im pretty sure Microsoft will not update edge to support web apps.
    02-20-2018 07:01 PM
  6. nate0's Avatar
    I need to read more about PWAs. Though for Edge to get updated (in that way) to support PWAs, sounds like it would require a more extensive update (feature packed) which we are not slotted to recieve here on W10M. Not to say PWAs will never work on W10M. Just that they will not operate out of the box as one would need without the proper underlying software where it needs to be.
    02-21-2018 04:49 PM
  7. vEEP pEEP's Avatar
    Hello,

    I read about this...but could you help me out.

    it does not show up in my app list, nor do I see any options for anything 'appy'.
    So, what is the difference between this and a browser short cut?

    Thanks,

    But when I look at it on my browser, it looks just like a website
    Here is an example of a web app: app.ft.com It is Financial Times' web app. The thing is, Web apps are designed so that they can be installed on your device like a regular app from an app store. Plus, they can push notifications to the device like an app from the app store. For this to work, Windows Mobile's Edge Browser will need to be updated for this to work, and I don't think it will.
    02-22-2018 09:11 PM
  8. Drael646464's Avatar
    I asked this too, and I think it's a bit of an unknown. MSFT added some PWA services to edge on mobile at the end of last year.

    The appx containers that MSFT is releasing this year, in the store, seem to be described as "browser independent", so I am not sure what degree they require the browser.

    I suspect they will require the services running, and at this point, there is no notification services on WM. So IF, they are able to run, they will not deliver notifications unless MSFT continues what it started at the end of last year, and keeps adding the PWA services to mobile.

    And you may need to install them manually, even if they do work, because it seems likely they will go straight to the store.

    Either way its a curiosity inspiring thought, and certainly someone should give them a good bash, when the next desktop update rolls out.
    02-26-2018 03:19 AM
  9. Drael646464's Avatar
    I just read that some of the experimental services can be turned on, in edge via "about:flags". This seems to include "service workers", "background sync" and, "service worker cache", "push notifications" even on mobile, which to me, admittedly PWA niave, sound suspiciously like the underpinnings of PWAs.
    02-26-2018 03:24 AM
  10. Drael646464's Avatar
    The pwa mobile.twitter.com seems to load fine in edge on WM for me. I have no idea however if the notifications I just enabled will work, or if it'll be able to run self contained once it's packaged as an appx.

    It's smooth though, as it is on desktop.
    vEEP pEEP likes this.
    02-26-2018 03:28 AM
  11. Drael646464's Avatar
    Okay, so I have heard that notifications are not working - on either desktop or mobile yet. But it's possible (not a given) they will start working with the next desktop update, given it seems edge on mobile is reasonably tied with edge on mobile.

    Fingers crossed.
    02-26-2018 04:01 AM
  12. vEEP pEEP's Avatar
    Would it be possible for someone to independently make a browser that supports PWA on W10m as edge will no longer get updates?
    fin11 and nate0 like this.
    03-03-2018 12:53 PM
  13. Drael646464's Avatar
    As it turns out, the new twitter PWA app in the windows store DOES run without the edge UI on win10m.

    I'm told, and it's rather a shame that it doesn't do notifications, because supposedly it lacks the service for notifications (and for caching offline). But it does run in the app-like format. That said, PWAs apparently run in some kind of UWP wrapper and are said to be 'browser independent'

    I don't actually have a twitter account, but I'll have to have a play with it.


    Either way, it's better than nothing. PWA's seem smoother than old fashion web wrappers, and I've been using a web wrapper on my phone for ages for FB (because the mobile version of the FB app sucks), and because they are new and hyped, we'll probably get a lot more of them through the store soon.

    A nice bridge for the many years it'll take me to tire of my lumia and move over to andromeda.
    fin11 and vEEP pEEP like this.
    05-01-2018 01:52 AM
  14. Drael646464's Avatar
    If anyone wants to check this out themselves, just go to the twitter app in the MS store. They have discontinued their old UWP app, and now only offer the PWA app. It's one of very few PWA apps in the store, but I think we'll see a lot more soon (probably around build there will be a burst)
    05-01-2018 01:55 AM
  15. anthonyng's Avatar
    The twitter PWA doesn't work on my 950XL, only get a white screen after the splash screen. On my Idol4s, it seems to be fine though.
    05-03-2018 01:15 AM
  16. Drael646464's Avatar
    The twitter PWA doesn't work on my 950XL, only get a white screen after the splash screen. On my Idol4s, it seems to be fine though.
    Hmmm, I've for the 950 and it's okay. Maybe try running through all the updates you can...
    05-03-2018 03:48 AM
  17. anthonyng's Avatar
    Hmmm, I've for the 950 and it's okay. Maybe try running through all the updates you can...
    grrr now I'm annoyed, not at you lol.
    05-03-2018 01:00 PM

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