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

From: Anders Rundgren <anders.rundgren.net@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Sep 2015 10:07:33 +0200
To: Alex Russell <slightlyoff@google.com>
Cc: "www-tag@w3.org List" <www-tag@w3.org>
Message-ID: <55F68045.50606@gmail.com>
On 2015-09-12 00:32, Alex Russell wrote:
> I don't think you need a new API here; you can use existing origins and foreign-fetch to do most of these interactions: https://github.com/slightlyoff/ServiceWorker/issues/684
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> The idea would be to map a native API to a URL and have a fetch to it invoke the method.

https://mkruisselbrink.github.io/navigator-connect/use-cases.html#extension

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> On Thu, Sep 10, 2015 at 10:39 PM, Anders Rundgren <anders.rundgren.net@gmail.com <mailto:anders.rundgren.net@gmail.com>> wrote:
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>     This project have now transcended from "slideware" to proof-of-concept emulator.
>     API: https://github.com/cyberphone/web2native-bridge#api
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>     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.
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>     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.
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>     Regarding browser support: Mozilla recently announced that they intend to
>     implement the underpinning Chrome Native Messaging system.
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>     On 2015-04-28 08:22, Anders Rundgren wrote:
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>         Dear Web Architects,
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>         As you all know the "App" phenomena has after the introduction of iPhone and Android become at least as popular as the Web.
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>         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.
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>         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
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>         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.
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>         In a somewhat more market-oriented way: Revitalizing the Web.
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>         Sincerely,
>         Anders Rundgren
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