Applications have proven to be a major obstacle to bringing a new smartphone platform to market. Our approach leverages our core apps, thousands of native desktop apps, and web apps. In the future, we will also be adding virtualized apps, and cloud emulated apps, all of which will help secure and isolate applications that you may need while keeping them far away from the main device.
To add a web app, simply navigate to a web page, select the top-right menu in the browser, then “Install Site as Web Application”. This will create an Icon and a container to isolate passwords and settings.
We at Purism uphold your software freedoms, and as such, we won’t condone data mining applications in our store, but we certainly won’t make it hard for you to choose how you want to use your own hardware. Many proprietary services maintain web applications, these often work out of the box on the Librem 5’s browser and can be isolated and made convenient as a web app.
We have native apps and web apps. As we move toward virtualized and emulated applications, we hope to ease the transition to a freedom-respecting tomorrow.
Purism believes building the Librem 5 is just one step on the road to launching a digital rights movement, where we—the-people stand up for our digital rights, where we place the control of your data and your family’s data back where it belongs: in your own hands.