Have you ever thought of having a replacement to a traditional application, so-called “apps”, which consumes a lot of memory of your device?
PWA is the answer to your ballon of imagination.
PWA i.e. PROGRESSIVE WEB APP are basically a hybrid of web and native apps. As Alex Russell said, “PWAs are just website that took right vitamins”.
Let’s learn more about PWA!
Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) are web applications that load like regular web pages or websites but can offer the user functionality such as working offline, push notifications, and device hardware access traditionally available only to native mobile applications. Nowadays, 60% of people use mobile for searching and 52.2% traffic is generated by mobile. But, the mobiles we use has limited storage memory. So, installing and accessing all the apps can be a trouble to storage. While PWA is the combination of all the best features of web and app it can troubleshoot your mobiles’ storage issue.
HOW PWA WORKS?
A PWA lets you install the application from the browser window itself, is available on your phone like a native app, and works offline, just like a native app.PWA is not a new platform or technology, it is just a best practice to make web pages more efficient so that it could function similar to a native application, but still overcoming the flaws of native desktop or mobile app.
You can check more about PWA working on here.
Following are the reasons, to all your WHY’s :
For PWA, there is an option of “Add to Homescreen”. Once you add a webpage to home screen or your device’s main screen, it takes less time than normal webpage to load completely.
This is because PWA uses service workers to store the content. When a user visits PWA Directory for the first time, a Service Worker is installed and the Application Shell is cached. On the following visits, the first render is accelerated by serving the cached shell from the Service Worker. Once loaded, the shell will issue a request for the page content and render it when the response arrives.
Progressive web apps work with native APIs and service workers and deals with sensitive information. The benefit here lies in the fact that it can only be operated through HTTPS servers. This prevents man-in-the-middle-attacks and ensures that the content is not meddled with. This provides the user with more ease than that provided by websites or applications.
OFFLINE AVAILABILITY :
Progressive web app service worker allows the progressive app (PWA app) to work even when there is low quality or no internet connection. Some mobile apps are cached partially and certain features become available to the user offline. In recent trends all source code and resources can be saved locally on the device, thus the app becomes completely available both online and offline.
APPLICATION ALIKE :
Built on the concept of the ‘app shell’, the (PWA) progressive web app is initially cached on the device with a shell and minimal page refreshers. The shell is always available on the device for the reference of the user like a native application on the device. It usually contains all dynamic UI elements, these are available only online. When offline the app shows a cached app interface and related message in place of a blank page. The content on the shell changes frequently, however, an inbuilt shell can also be made by saving the app interface on the device, thus making it available when both online and offline.
ENGAGING AND APPEALING :
Downloading of an app does not guarantee positive interaction from the clients. The process is time-consuming and before the interaction ever takes place the application is usually removed from the device. Here, tools like push notification come handy as instant pop-ups help establish and engage the virtual relation with the user and also assures positive leads. In terms of SEO, PWA works great to bring more traffic!
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