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Re: Proposal: Uniting the Web and "App" worlds

From: Alex Russell <slightlyoff@google.com>
Date: Fri, 11 Sep 2015 15:32:59 -0700
Message-ID: <CANr5HFUfo695xvQnjmgbY1a33cjeHZgfMVx=Hkttws_8ScubCg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Anders Rundgren <anders.rundgren.net@gmail.com>
Cc: "www-tag@w3.org List" <www-tag@w3.org>
I don't think you need a new API here; you can use existing origins and
foreign-fetch to do most of these interactions:

The idea would be to map a native API to a URL and have a fetch to it
invoke the method.

On Thu, Sep 10, 2015 at 10:39 PM, Anders Rundgren <
anders.rundgren.net@gmail.com> wrote:

> This project have now transcended from "slideware" to proof-of-concept
> emulator.
> API: https://github.com/cyberphone/web2native-bridge#api
> To spice it up a bit, I've created two sample applications, one which
> shows the
> basic communication, and another which implements a local "wallet" which
> can be
> tested against a public merchant- and bank-server on the Internet.
> For those who feel that schemes like this leads to a closed Web, you can
> relax,
> the system and samples already run on desktop versions of Windows, OS/X,
> and Linux.
> Regarding browser support: Mozilla recently announced that they intend to
> implement the underpinning Chrome Native Messaging system.
> On 2015-04-28 08:22, Anders Rundgren wrote:
>> Dear Web Architects,
>> As you all know the "App" phenomena has after the introduction of iPhone
>> and Android become at least as popular as the Web.
>> There's also a bunch of applications that so far haven't made it to Web
>> like Secure/Convenient/Decentralized payments.  Given the fact that the
>> latter has been "on the radar" for 20 years, I think we can safely conclude
>> that it won't happen either.
>> With this posting I would like to challenge the current thinking (very
>> slowly DUPLICATING the functionality of the "App" world into the Web), by
>> proposing an OPTION enabling developers to rather COMBINE the power of both
>> worlds:
>> https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-web-security/2015Apr/0012.html
>> A notable side-effect of this proposal is that enables Web innovation by
>> third-parties who currently often have no viable alternative to "App"-only
>> solutions.
>> In a somewhat more market-oriented way: Revitalizing the Web.
>> Sincerely,
>> Anders Rundgren
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