Opened 15 months ago

Last modified 2 months ago

#25845 new task

TBA - Audit Progressive Web App (PWA) Implementation

Reported by: sysrqb Owned by: tbb-team
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Component: Applications/Tor Browser Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords: tbb-mobile
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Description

Progressive Web Apps allow "installing" a webapp (some minimal version of a website) as an app on a phone/tablet (Android, iOS, ...). Basically, they're platform independent apps, using HTML/CSS/JS. This sounds useful, but if a user installs a PWA using TBA and then clicks the icon on their homescreen, does it open in TBA or in Firefox or does it let the user choose? This blog [1] shows there is a difference between the PWA homescreen-icon created by Chrome and created by Firefox, so the homescreen-icon probably links to the app that originally installed it, but we should make sure these nifty little programs don't introduce a complete proxy bypass because the user installs the app with TBA and then opens it with Fennec.

[0] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Progressive_Web_Apps
[1] https://www.thurrott.com/mobile/android/146189/pwa-support-coming-firefox-android?sfw=pass1524109090
[2] https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/Apps/Progressive
[3] https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/Apps/Progressive/Installable_PWAs

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Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 15 months ago by sysrqb

Oh, and these homescreen icons are cleaned up/deleted when the app is uninstalled, right?

comment:2 Changed 2 months ago by gk

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