Why Progressive W
eb Apps Are Important for your Business?
Progressive Web Apps (PWA) are the combination of the best of mobile app and web app. We know peoples still uses the web and it has a huge market globally. Progressive Web Apps provided users with reliable, fast, engaging experiences from the internet (even 2G Networks). Progressive Web Apps are capable of sending Push Notifications to keep the users engaged.
Why Progressive Web Apps?
As we already understood web is still a good platform. Apps can be much more limited in some cases. In some countries, data is expensive for daily use and even Wi-Fi are harder to find. Downloading & Updating Apps are still a challenge in some countries even in this modern era. So what’s the solution? No doubt, Progressive Web Apps.
Let’s take a look at some examples
There are a bunch of Apps like YouTube Go, Gmail Go, Google Maps Go which take only half of the space in internal memory. World’s leading taxi service Uber has a lighter version of their native app which is targeted for low connectivity remote areas. Users can book their cab on tap of their finger even in 2G network. India’s largest online shopping network Flipkart’s Lite version made a huge impact on users where 63% of Flipkart lite users utilized the 2G network. It uses only 3 times lower data while comparing to a native app. Users can see their previous searches, product reviews, & view products even in offline.
How Progressive Web Apps Works?
There are mainly 2 technologies behind the PWA.
1 Service Workers
2 Web App Manifest File
It gives you the ability to control how your app appearance to the user in areas where they would expect to see apps and how they can launch it. When a set of heuristic is met, Web app install banner will even prompt users to add the app on the home screen. When the user opens it from the home screen, It launches as a full-screen app. So it feels just like any other app.
Progressive Web Applications are the next future of the Mobile App Industry. The emerging markets like India where a smartphone is expensive and public Wi-Fi are harder to find is a great future for Web Applications to enhance the business. Still, there is a good market for web browsers Progressive Web Applications which isn’t bad.