A Progressive Web App (PWA) is a web app that uses modern web capabilities to deliver an app-like experience to users. It isn’t a new framework or technology. It is a set of best practices to make a web application function similar to a desktop or mobile application. <a href=”https://www.instagram.com”>Instagram</a> is an example of PWA. Latest programming languages like angularjs, reactjs, Vue JS etc can be used to build Progressive web app
A Progressive Web App is:
- Progressive – Works for every user, regardless of browser choice because it’s built with progressive enhancement as a core tenet.
- Responsive – Fits any form factor: desktop, mobile, tablet, or whatever is next.
- Connectivity independent – Enhanced with service workers to work offline or on low-quality networks.
- App-like – Feels like an app, because the app shell model separates the application functionality from application content.
- Fresh – Always up-to-date thanks to the service worker update process.
- Safe – Served via HTTPS to prevent snooping and to ensure content hasn’t been tampered with.
- Discoverable – Is identifiable as an “application” thanks to W3C manifest and service worker registration scope, allowing search engines to find it.
- Re-engageable – Makes re-engagement easy through features like push notifications.
- Installable – Allows users to add apps they find most useful to their home screen without the hassle of an app store.Linkable – Easily share the application via URL, does not require complex installation.
Following are the top reasons why you should be built Progressive Web App
- They are very reliable be in any network condition, ie reliable in slow network conditions
- Users can save it on the home screen
- Enhanced user experience which can lead to customer conversion
- Increased customer engagement
Progressive Web App is the future of web development without any doubt. In the future, e-commerce sites, restaurants, and media sources will transition from native app to Progressive Web App.