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Progressive Web Apps explained

The all-in-one web solution for all devices

Progressive Web Apps (PWA) are websites on steroids, they can empower your business to do more with less effort. If you want a website and apps that work on any device without the need to register with app stores then a PWA is for you.

Progressive Web Apps

PWAs have been widely adopted by major vendors to support their business online, Uber, Pinterest, Twitter, BMW and Starbucks are a few examples.

Why should you care? It costs more to create and maintain separate websites and apps for each platform, a PWA can do it all. There are millions of native apps and it is hard to get yours noticed, PWAs are indexable – you can use SEO to get them found. That’s it – save time and money whilst increasing your market share.

PWA Features

Features of a PWA

PWAs are web apps developed using a number of specific technologies and standard patterns to allow them to take advantage of both web and native app features. For example, web apps are more discoverable than native apps; it’s a lot easier and faster to visit a website than to install an application, and you can also share web apps by sending a link.

  • Discoverable – the contents can be found through search engines.
  • Installable – available on the device’s home screen or app launcher.
  • Linkable – you can share it by sending a URL.
  • Network independent – works offline or with a poor network connection.
  • Progressively enhanced -it’s still usable on a basic level on older browsers, but fully-functional on the latest ones.
  • Re-engageable – it’s able to send notifications whenever there’s new content available.
  • Responsively designed – it’s usable on any device with a screen and a browser – mobile phones, tablets, laptops, TVs, refrigerators, etc.
  • Secure – the connections between the user, the app, and your server are secured against any third parties trying to get access to sensitive data.

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