The upcoming release of Mozilla Firefox will feature something called "Mozilla Marketplace", which is basically a way to install web pages on your computer so that they work like native apps. This is great news for all our users who have requested the ability to run Youtify in a separate window that can be navigated to using Alt+Tab / Command+Tab etc.
The marketplace is still under heavy development from the Mozilla team, and our initial impressions are both good and bad.
- It's nice to have Youtify in a separate Window and the ability to Command+Tab / Alt+Tab to it.
- The marketplace UI works great and has proper support for multiple owner accounts connected to the app. This is useful for a team building an app together.
- An installed app gets away from browser extensions that could cause incompatibility issues, like HTTPSEverywhere in Youtify's case.
- When clicking "Login" in Youtify, the login page (managed by Google) gets opened in the default browser, not the app window itself. We might be able to work around this by running the login in a popout window, but even better would be if there was a way to open the link in the app window itself.
- One thing that we hear a lot from our users is that they want to be able to use the keyboard music controls, e.g. the play/pause buttons. Is there a way for us to receive these input events?
- Is there a way to remove the File/Edit menu visible on the Windows OS (see the screenshot below)?