MiniApps Working Group - Publications
The MiniApp Widget is a special form of MiniApp Page. Unlike a page, a widget can occupy a certain area instead of the entire screen. It is used to display key information and respond to simple user operations, such as displaying the weather at the user’s current location, or tracking the user’s current travel status and providing further actions.
This specification is a registry of supplementary members for the Web Application Manifest and the Web App Manifest - Application Information specifications that provide additional metadata to an application manifest to describe MiniApps. This JSON-based manifest file enables developers to set up basic information, window style, page route, and other information of a MiniApp. The manifest also includes information about the window style like the navigation bar, title, window background color, page routing information, and the widgets that are part of a MiniApp.
This specification defines how MiniApps are located, which is called MiniApp Addressing, including the specifications for specific MiniApp URI syntax components based on the URI specification, and the process to dereference the MiniApp URI. Implementing this specification enables the user agent to locate the resources of MiniApp.
This document introduces a new format for mobile application, named MiniApp, which is a very popular hybrid solution relies on Web technologies but also integrates with capabilities of Native Apps.