Intent to Implement and Ship: Rich PWA installation dialogs - desktop

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Phillis Tang

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Aug 18, 2022, 6:53:17 PM8/18/22
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Explainer

https://github.com/w3c/manifest-app-info/blob/main/explainer.md

This feature has been shipped on Mobile - see previous status entry and I2S
Enabling this on the desktop uses the same "description" and "screenshots" fields.

We additionally implemented parsing for the screenshots' "platform" member, but that was included in the original spec and design.

Summary

Gives developers the ability to add more data (descriptions and screenshots) to their PWA install dialog and gives users more insight into the apps they are about to install. This implements PWA richer install UI on desktop. See previous chromstatus entry for mobile - https://chromestatus.com/feature/6422599217184768



Blink component

UI>Browser>WebAppInstalls>Desktop

TAG review

https://github.com/w3ctag/design-reviews/issues/30

TAG review status

Issues addressed

Risks



Interoperability and Compatibility



Gecko: No signal

WebKit: No signal

Web developers: Positive

Other signals:

WebView application risks

Does this intent deprecate or change behavior of existing APIs, such that it has potentially high risk for Android WebView-based applications?



Debuggability



Will this feature be supported on all six Blink platforms (Windows, Mac, Linux, Chrome OS, Android, and Android WebView)?

Yes

Is this feature fully tested by web-platform-tests?

No, there is an open issue for this: https://github.com/w3c/manifest-app-info/issues/26 


Flag name

chrome://flags/#enable-desktop-pwas-detailed-install-dialog 

Requires code in //chrome?

Yes

Tracking bug

https://crbug.com/1326252

Launch bug

https://crbug.com/1326714

Estimated milestones

106



Anticipated spec changes

Open questions about a feature may be a source of future web compat or interop issues. Please list open issues (e.g. links to known github issues in the project for the feature specification) whose resolution may introduce web compat/interop risk (e.g., changing to naming or structure of the API in a non-backward-compatible way).

https://github.com/w3c/manifest-app-info/issues/55

Link to entry on the Chrome Platform Status

https://chromestatus.com/feature/5206272861798400

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Mike Taylor

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Aug 19, 2022, 10:26:04 AM8/19/22
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On 8/18/22 6:52 PM, Phillis Tang wrote:

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phi...@chromium.org

Explainer

https://github.com/w3c/manifest-app-info/blob/main/explainer.md

This feature has been shipped on Mobile - see previous status entry and I2S
Enabling this on the desktop uses the same "description" and "screenshots" fields.

We additionally implemented parsing for the screenshots' "platform" member, but that was included in the original spec and design.

Summary

Gives developers the ability to add more data (descriptions and screenshots) to their PWA install dialog and gives users more insight into the apps they are about to install. This implements PWA richer install UI on desktop. See previous chromstatus entry for mobile - https://chromestatus.com/feature/6422599217184768



Blink component

UI>Browser>WebAppInstalls>Desktop

TAG review

https://github.com/w3ctag/design-reviews/issues/30

TAG review status

Issues addressed

Risks



Interoperability and Compatibility



Gecko: No signal
I see from the mobile I2S that https://github.com/mozilla/standards-positions/issues/492 was filed. Might be worth pinging that thread and pointing to this I2S, in case someone has input.

WebKit: No signal

Could we file for a signal at https://github.com/WebKit/standards-positions/issues?


Web developers: Positive

Other signals:

WebView application risks

Does this intent deprecate or change behavior of existing APIs, such that it has potentially high risk for Android WebView-based applications?



Debuggability



Will this feature be supported on all six Blink platforms (Windows, Mac, Linux, Chrome OS, Android, and Android WebView)?

Yes

Is this feature fully tested by web-platform-tests?

No, there is an open issue for this: https://github.com/w3c/manifest-app-info/issues/26 

Flag name

chrome://flags/#enable-desktop-pwas-detailed-install-dialog 

Requires code in //chrome?

Yes

Tracking bug

https://crbug.com/1326252

Launch bug

https://crbug.com/1326714

Estimated milestones

106



Anticipated spec changes

Open questions about a feature may be a source of future web compat or interop issues. Please list open issues (e.g. links to known github issues in the project for the feature specification) whose resolution may introduce web compat/interop risk (e.g., changing to naming or structure of the API in a non-backward-compatible way).

https://github.com/w3c/manifest-app-info/issues/55
Thanks for pointing this out! It would be nice to try to reach consensus on this issue before shipping, then maybe needing to immediately deprecate/rename the platform member.

Link to entry on the Chrome Platform Status

https://chromestatus.com/feature/5206272861798400

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Ajay Rahatekar

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Aug 22, 2022, 5:40:23 PM8/22/22
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Mike Taylor

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Aug 23, 2022, 9:18:56 AM8/23/22
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On 8/22/22 5:40 PM, Ajay Rahatekar wrote:
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On Friday, August 19, 2022 at 7:26:04 AM UTC-7 mike...@chromium.org wrote:
On 8/18/22 6:52 PM, Phillis Tang wrote:

One more question: is this correct link? It seems to be a TODO currently.

Phillis Tang

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Aug 23, 2022, 2:33:15 PM8/23/22
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Hi Mike!
Yeah, I created the issue to ask if the spec editor can fill out the explainer more https://github.com/w3c/manifest-app-info/issues/57.

For the webkit and gecko signals - commented in the mozilla standard thread. webkit position is tracked in https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=222356.

I just got a +1 from Aaron on the platform rename issue and will work on submitting pull requests. 

Daniel Bratell

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Aug 24, 2022, 10:10:08 AM8/24/22
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Positive feedback in bugzilla issues do not count as official support which is why we want you to file an official feedback request for WebKit as you've already done for Mozilla.

/Daniel

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Aug 24, 2022, 11:58:12 AM8/24/22
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Amazing work, LGTM1

Chris Harrelson

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Aug 24, 2022, 12:02:54 PM8/24/22
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LGTM2

On Wed, Aug 24, 2022 at 8:58 AM slightlyoff via Chromestatus <admin+sl...@cr-status.appspotmail.com> wrote:
Amazing work, LGTM1

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Mike Taylor

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Aug 24, 2022, 12:03:26 PM8/24/22
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Mike Taylor

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Aug 24, 2022, 12:04:34 PM8/24/22
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LGTM3 - thanks Phyllis for tackling the rename issue and chasing down the explainer improvements.

On 8/24/22 12:02 PM, Chris Harrelson wrote:

Phillis Tang

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Aug 25, 2022, 2:04:10 PM8/25/22
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Thanks! Submitted request for position on webkit https://github.com/WebKit/standards-positions/issues/49
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