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Bookmark as launcher [released]

asked 2014-01-31 14:14:08 +0300

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updated 2014-09-09 18:07:14 +0300

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Apps are great for some stuff, but lots of things would be better suited for pure html5 over http. It would be great if bookmarks could be added as launchers. That way some of the distinction between native apps and web-apps would be erased.

Streaming services such as radio or grooveshark is an example of resources that could be used this way. Especially if there's now sailfish app available for them.

To be useful this requires that more than one concurrent browser "process" could be started, but that's a separate issue.

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Good suggestion. I think that the browser would need some improvements too, especially when it comes to rendering websites, zoom, landscape and available settings but I understand that it's a lot of work. Native firefox + Bookmark launchers would be ideal.

ajack ( 2014-01-31 15:15:43 +0300 )edit

Looking at the browser source, I see that the first step is there. It's possible to start the browser from the command line with a url as argument. If the browser is already started, it will add a new tab.

evk ( 2014-02-11 14:31:30 +0300 )edit

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answered 2014-06-11 23:07:55 +0300

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This is planned for update 8 (July).

Source: https://lists.sailfishos.org/pipermail/devel/2014-June/004529.html

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answered 2014-09-09 12:13:53 +0300

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... and it arrived in the July update and works as expected. Great!

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