Why Progressive Web Apps Are The Future Of Web Development

  • At its core, a Progressive Web App (PWA) is simply a web application that uses modern web techniques to deliver a native app-like experience to users.
  • These are web applications with progressive enhancement to implement features like caching, background sync, and push notifications.Even though PWAs have been around for more than two years now, the response is quite underwhelming.
  • The best part about PWAs — you get the best user experience possible in slow connectivity as well as no connectivity (yep , you read it right.
  • The cost can get much higher if you plan to develop and maintain separate code bases for different platforms like Android, iOS and the web.Native App features that PWAs can usePush notificationsFull ScreenOffline workingSplash screen is supported giving it a more app like feelPWAs can make use of many more such…
  • However, there are some traditional features that only native apps enjoy as of now.Native App features that PWAs can’t use as of nowNo or highly restrictive access to different hardware sensorsAlarmsPhonebook AccessModfiying System SettingsPWAs are evolving quite fast and we can hope to see these features come to action pretty soon.Two…

Lately, there’s been a lot of buzz around PWAs with many claiming it to be future of web development, especially in terms of mobile devices. At its core, a Progressive Web App (PWA) is simply a web…

“The key is to embrace disruption and change early. Don’t react to it decades later. You can’t fight innovation.” — Ryan KavanaughLately, there’s been a lot of buzz around PWAs with many claiming it to be future of web development, especially in terms of mobile devices. At its core, a Progressive Web App (PWA) is simply a web application that uses modern web techniques to deliver a native app-like experience to users. These are web applications with progressive enhancement to implement features like caching, background sync, and push notifications.Even though PWAs have been around for more than two years now, the response is quite underwhelming. Few big players have adopted this philosophy but most haven’t actually embraced it very much. Chrome and Mozilla are perhaps the best browsers to test out your PWAs as Apple is yet to get into this stuff.PWA — Is it really good ?On one hand, we have native apps that are undoubtedly fast and efficient in most of the cases. On the other hand, there are websites that are kinda slow and with the connectivity issues, it only gets worse.Accelerated Mobile Pages Project (AMP) spearheaded by Twitter and Google was launched in 2016 to solve those slow connection issues only. PWAs work flawlessly in all the possible scenarios. With a good connection, there is never a problem. The problem is when we have no connection and we are greeted with the error page.But this can become most annoying if we have a slow connection. The page seems to be loading…

Why Progressive Web Apps Are The Future Of Web Development