How to use mobile pages as apps?


#1

There’s RocketChat - a FOSS Slack alternative. It works great, with one caveat - it depends on the Google Cloud Messaging for notifications. But RocketChat is also mobile-browser-friendly.

If I open it in Firefox and accept the notifications, they work, but the experience is pretty far from optimal - I usually have a lot of tabs open, so it’s a mess. Additionally, after I receive a notification, I get a big, big notification about Firefox playing sounds.

There’s WebApps, but it doesn’t support the HTML5 notifications.

Is there anything I could use instead of the mobile app for an on-par experience?


#2

The term is maybe wrong “mobile pages”, it’s mobile web applications.
Web application embedded in a browser container like Cordova, Ionic.

Cordova, Ionic, Electron (desktop) are html5.


#3

I really mean mobile pages. They have their own Cordova app, which, well, depends on Play Services.


#4

It’s written in coffeescript (language that can be translated in javascript).
Language over javascript like Typescript.
So, yes it works in a browser.
Without browser => not possible :slight_smile:

What was your question?

Rem: if you have a lot of browser tabs, there are addons to manage them.


#5