[whatwg] Installed Apps
Tab Atkins Jr.
jackalmage at gmail.com
Wed Jul 29 07:19:30 PDT 2009
On Wed, Jul 29, 2009 at 8:32 AM, Michael
Kozakewich<mkozakewich at icosidodecahedron.com> wrote:
> From: "Michael Davidson" <mpd at google.com>
> Tuesday, July 28, 2009 11:24 PM
>> Having some sort of desktop presence is important for parity
>> with desktop apps. Perhaps the install UI could look and feel more
>> like the UI for installing a native app?
> If you're going to have an installation, why not make it an actual program?
> I thought what you wanted was a regular webpage -- and I'd say one of the
> most important things about a webpage is that you don't have to install it.
> It sounds like the "hidden page" idea is just the solution you thought up to
> the problem of keeping a page running. How many other reasons are there for
Agreed that having an actual persistent entity separate from the
browser is, well, an application separate from the browser. There's
probably something useful and cool possible here with a browser window
communicating with a separate program.
> That being said:
> Pop-up notifications would be a great thing to do, where someone can use
> seconds and displays a message. I think I'll call this one out a few times,
> so someone sees it, because it really would be a worthwhile thing to add to
> a spec.
Firefox's Jetpack addon (essentially Greasemonkey turned up to 11)
exposes a super-convenient jetpack.notifications.show() function for
doing exactly that. It pops up an attractive notification in the
lower right-hand corner of the screen for a few seconds with a custom
title, text, and icon. I'd like to have something like this as a
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