Want to Build Progressive Web Apps Based on WordPress and WooCommerce? Here’s How (w/ Code Examples)

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  • The render method just returns another custom component called  that receives the categories data and looks like this: – – The above component iterates over the list of categories that it receives as a prop and calls another custom component called to render a single category element.
  • First, we need to make the connection with Redux by wrapping our main app component into a global store: – – In this example, the global app store will contain a list of categories and a list of products, which are merged together using the method from Redux.
  • The reducer is just a function that listens to particular actions and changes a portion of the global state, in this case the list of products.
  • That’s because the product list component is directly linked to the global app state, also using Redux.
  • In this way, it can access the products data directly from the app store, iterate over the list of products and use a component to render a single product element.

Progressive Web Apps combine the best of the web and the best of apps. Here’s how to build them on WordPress and WooCommerce (code examples).

The post you’re about to read is another edition of our “inside the dev house” initiative (here’s the previous one). It was put together by Alexandra Anghel of Appticles.com.

Progressive Web Apps (PWA) are experiences that combine the best of the web and the best of apps. Native app store apps have become hugely popular in the past through features such as push notifications, working offline, smooth animations and transitions, loading on the homescreen and so on.

Mobile Web Apps are JavaScript applications that worked in the browser and attempted to bring some of the native apps features to the web, but weren’t able to provide push notifications for example. With the mobile introduction of new Web APIs, Progressive Web Apps are now closing the gap, providing the full app-like experience on the mobile web.

To hit all of these points, a Progressive Web App must have the following capabilities:

In essence, a PWA is a Single Page Application written in JavaScript. Offline mode, Add to Homescreen and Web Push Notifications are all implemented using service workers.

Progressive Web Apps should not be confused with Responsive Web Design. Progressive Web Apps have responsive capabilities because they can adapt to different screen sizes, but their unique value proposition are the features that make them app-like.

Besides these two, VueJS is also gaining in popularity.

Next, we’re going to see some code samples from an e-commerce application…

Want to Build Progressive Web Apps Based on WordPress and WooCommerce? Here’s How (w/ Code Examples)