If push notifications are supported by Discourse PWAs in future, this will kill off one of the prime advantages of Facebook Groups. Can’t wait for this to arrive, although it’s a technically significant undertaking so I don’t expect it any time soon.
I noticed a very minor issue with the new PWA on my instance. When clicking a link that navigates to another iPhone app eg a Twitter onebox, the “inter-app” back button shows “Untitled” as opposed to the name of my forum:
This would be quite simple to do on the Discourse side, as we implement the web standard. The ball is in the Apple court, as they have the only browser who doesn’t implement it while prohibiting competing browsers on their iOS devices.
That’s weird. But as we set title in both the .webmanifest and in our main document, there is nothing we can do. It’s a bug on Apple implementation.
There is a problem with the PWA’s when multitasking. It freezes most of the time. Not just my forum but it’s repro on Meta’s PWA also. This bug appear on both platform (iOS, Android) but mostly iOS. Is that possible to fix this somehow? Thank you
We have multiple people on team daily driving it without any problems regarding push notifications. It always works on my iPad too.
I’d suggest opening a bug topic with very detailed steps about what’s happening exactly when you enable push here on Meta on your iOS PWA, if you are on the latest stable OS version, if you don’t have a conflicting Hub install, etc.
Currently, I am on the 17 developer beta, latest build. However, this isn’t really making a difference. On every 16 RC build I was on, there was still no push notification, and also no hub app still installed. I’ll open a report when I get time.