The results with Bromite are the same as with Firefox, the shortcuts on the home screen behave the same as if Firefox creates them.
The index page of the website will get opened without any browser UI, notification dots on the home screen icons should work, as far as I remember.
The difference I see is that for meta.discourse.org Bromite gives an “install” prompt, where Firefox would only give “add shortcut” prompts in any case after offering to “Install” in the menu.
But this doesn’t change the visible action the browser then takes.
So, as I surely won’t install Chrome … what is missing compared to Chrome?
The entry as an App in the App list, and that’s it? Or is there something else?
The difference between the two behaviors is that Bromite prompts for the installation of a PWA, which is an own app that uses the Chromium base and fully interacts with the operating system, while “add to home screen” just puts a link on the desktop. The “Bromite method” is the one we are looking for…
To add: Mozilla cancelled support for PWAs in Firefox half a year ago, as they claimed to have no resources left to support it…
It doesn’t seem like that to me, as the Fairphone link looks and behaves in the same way as the Discourse link.
How can I check for a difference here?
This is not the result of really adding a link to the home screen, which would not change the URL in question to the respective index page of the website, and which would not result in the link then being opened without the browser UI.
I read that, but the question is what this support actually was.
It sounds to me like apart from the presentation of a website as a PWA, which Bromite and Firefox still do, Chrome would do more.
My question is whether that includes something substantial worth having. I can perfectly live without PWA entries in the App list, for instance.
Correct. Although the installation prompt should appear all by itself because Discourse Meta supports it out of the box, it does not appear on the Fairphone forum.
As Firefox does not support it, there is only Chromium left to verify. (I used the Desktop version of Chrome to test it, but my favourite browser is Firefox.)
I am not bothered either with the current situation, I just wanted to know/find out the differences, although it seems that you can do more with the PWA, I think notifications are fired from the OS notification center, whatever…
As can be seen, I got the links with Bromite (based on Chromium).
And I can get the same links with the same functionality with Firefox.
So, assuming you are correct, Bromite wouldn’t support “it” either. But what is “it”?
Yes, it works in a tab in the browser, the browser icon on the home screen should have the dot then.
It seems to not work with a website you “install” to the home screen with recent Bromite or Firefox.