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What is progressive web app?

  • A progressive web application is a type of application software delivered through the web, built using common web technologies including HTML, CSS and JavaScript. but with a feel and functionality that rivals an actual native app. Plus, you can offer all the features of native apps, like push notifications, offline support, and much more.
  • 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.
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