The Rise of Progressive Web Apps

The Rise of Progressive Web Apps

It’s really hard to guess what is going to be the next best thing when it comes to web & mobile technology. We have seen the rise and the transformation of web to responsive web and now we should all start getting used to PWA. PWAs are just starting to become more and more popular. PWAs have been around for a few years now.

PWAs deliver an unsurpassed experience for mobile users. PWAs are built to focus on engaging mobile users with a more immersive experience than ever before.

In 2015, Google proposed the idea of PWAs. Since then PWAs gained a lot of attention. Google already have set an example of such app, and Apple is about to introduce PWA capabilities in its upcoming WebKit engine.

What is Progressive Web Apps(PWA):

PWA is a new way to deliver amazing user experiences on the web. It experiences that combine the best of the web and the best of apps. As the user progressively builds a relationship with the app over time, it becomes more and more powerful and are user experiences that have the reach of the web, and are Reliable, Fast & Engaging all these new level of quality allows PWAs to earn a place on the user’s home screen.

PWA loads quickly, even on flaky networks, sends relevant push notifications and loads as a top-level, full screen experience. PWAs can use device features like cameras, data storage, GPS and motion sensors, face detection, Push notifications, and more.

PWAs are Ideal for any Business:

Companies that have implemented PWAs have seen incredible returns on their investment regarding engagement and revenue. Companies like Twitter & MakeMyTrip.com has experienced the increase of traffic through PWAs.

Looking to the Future

Native apps aren’t going away. However, we’ll experience massive PWA development in ecommerce sites, media sources, and restaurants look to captivate more audience members and get the maximum revenue. With all of these benefits and more, you can see why PWAs are on the rise to becoming the next best thing in web technology

A Progressive Web App is:

  • Reliable – Load instantly and never show down, even in uncertain network conditions.
  • Fast – Respond quickly to user interactions.
  • Engaging – Feel like a normal/native app on the device, with an immersive user experience.
  • Progressive – Works for every user, regardless of browser choice because it’s built with progressive enhancement as a core tenet.
  • Offline Capabilities – It can run offline mode also.
  • Responsive – It’s easily fit on desktop, mobile, tablet, or whatever is next.

Advantages & Disadvantages of PWAs

Advantages:

  • Offline mode
  • App-like way
  • Low Data Required
  • Updates Not Required
  • Easy Sharing
  • Zero install required
  • No app store submission required

Disadvantages:

  • You are not on Play Store.
  • Plugins like facebook login and Google login can’t fetch data from Facebook and Google Apps
  • Limited access to hardware
  • Key re-engagement features (add to homescreen, notifications etc) are limited to Android.

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