What is progressive web app?
Saturday, January 23, 2021
- Many sites you find online are actually a progressive web app. Take twitter.com, for instance. If you visit that site on your Smartphone, you can install it to your home screen. Now, on opening the saved Twitter site, you’ll notice that it looks and performs just like a native app. There’s no browser window or nothing. There’s no difference in running it from an iPhone or an Android Smartphone. Simply log in and you’re good to go. That’s a major benefit of building your web app with a PWA in mind.
- PWAs are gaining popularity. Many big sites are PWAs, like Starbucks.com, Pinterest.com, Washingtonpost.com and Uber.com are actually installable on your home screen and offer a comparable experience to their native apps.