Progressive Web Apps: Bridging the gap between web and mobile apps

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard of PWAs or Progressive Web Apps. It’s a hot topic right now because its support is increasing in multiple platforms, and major companies are deciding to work on PWA versions of their web apps including Twitter, Lyft, Starbucks, NASA, and more.

Progressive Web Apps (PWA) is a technology that bridges traditional websites and mobile applications. Adding the website to a mobile device's home screen enables visitors to engage with the website offline and without the browser user interface (the address bar) visible for a full-screen, near-native mobile application experience. Visitors don't need to install or download anything on their mobile device in order to use this feature.

What makes PWAs what they are

The key features according to Google:

  1. Reliable: Offline-first, meaning it should provide interfaces even in poor or no internet connection. But this also doesn’t mean that the app should just be able to work when offline, but rather provides undisrupted service in all network conditions.
  2. Fast: Instant-loading, and smooth experiences even on loading content.
  3. Engaging: Should provide an immersive experience, equivalent to that of a native app. Can have Push notifications, Web Payments, or Credential management and so on. Being installable is also a key feature here.

PWA has been embraced by big companies such as Google, Twitter, Facebook and many others.

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