Progressive Web Apps (PWA’s) the future of Web Mobiles Apps?
Everyone who browses the web is familiar with websites and mobile web applications. But very few know about the Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) and what to do with it. Progressive Web Apps is a new buzz with mobile app developers. Earlier we have a separate web development for the desktop and mobile devices and with the passage of time, responsive web design development came into existence along
with native web app development. Now the PWAs have entered into the mobile web scene and are being considered as the future of web mobile apps development. It is becoming hugely popular with developers of web mobile apps as PWAs are addressing the problems faced in native apps and responsive web design.
What is Progressive Web App?
A Progressive Web Application is a process of delivering a native app-like experience to the web and mobile device users with the help of modern web techniques. The progressive web app is a mobile website that adapts to any web surfing device and gives users a feeling and looks like a native app.
Progressive web apps are different from native apps, unlike native apps, progressive apps are not downloaded from any iOS and Google App store. They are found as mobile websites on the World Wide Web. They have combined advantages of responsive websites and other advantages of native apps. The PWAs can be accessed via an Internet browser and users get the same typical handling experience of a native app. Users can assess the contents of PWAs offline also since their contents are stored in the cache of the device and thus all important elements are also loaded offline also. They can also be added to the home screen of the user’s devices.
Progressive Web Apps can also support the following features like Home screen icon, Push Notifications, Splash Screen, offline mode, Geo Location, media feature from video and camera devices, and Background Synchronization, etc. With PWAs the need to develop a separate mobile app for the same project is not required as everything is taken care of in it.
Let’s have a close look at the must-have key features of PWAs and why they are called the future of Web mobile apps.
Key Features of Progressive Web Apps(PWAs)
Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) are designed and developed to load fast and also delivers a better user experience. It is observed that an app that loads faster ensures better customer retention and an increased conversation ratio. Many large businesses are adopting the concept of PWA for their business due to its high-performance capabilities. Many large companies like Trivago, Pinterest, Tinder, OLX, Starbucks Coffee and AliExpress have developed PWAs for their business.
Offline access: Generally users experience connectivity issues as some time their internet connection is slow or unreliable. As PWAs work offline also with the same ease, it means that users can view the stored data by accessing the site offline. This increases users’ experience and conversion rates.
Very Progressive: By utilizing the right capabilities at the right instance of time PWAs offer a delightful experience to the users. Since PWAs are built as per progressive enhancement guidelines and principles, these apps offer all the basic functionalities to the users regardless of the browser they use to access the same.
User engagement is enhanced: The PWAs have the ability to engage more customers due to its high discoverability, responsive, easy attributes, fast loading, and flawless working capabilities. Users pf PWAs are more likely to stick to the apps than the native apps.
Much faster and Secure: Since the apps work over the HTTPs and ensure greater privacy to users these offer more security to users’ personal data on the website. No unauthorized access to sensitive user’s information is possible in PWAs due to secure connectivity.
More Responsive: PWAs are more responsive as one can access them on all screen sizes. These apps are more compatible with different operating systems so they can be accessible on all devices whether desktop or mobile etc.
SEO Ready: PWAs are SEO ready apps as they can be easily indexed by different search engines. The SEO centric apps provide greater benefits in terms of customer acquisition and offer more visibility. By following the standard SEO practices it is easier to optimize PWAs.
Development cost is quite low: Developmental cost of PWAs is quite low as they are built using advanced developmental tools standard practices. They are very cost-effective in comparison to standard native mobile apps. Besides low developmental costs, they also offer more data privacy, security, and zero app complexity.
Work on Core Principles: PWAs work on core principles of high reliability, high performance, and highly improved use engagements. They are more like a native app and offer a seamless users experience with integrated functionality. These apps are more customer-centric and are more users friendly.
Offers more reliability: Since the PWAs load on user’s devices without any regard to the network connectivity, they are more reliable and users can access these apps for viewing stored data in offline mode also. The network dependency is eliminated so these apps offer seamless access.
High on Performance: PWAs are very high on performance as a user using PWA receives an immediate response to whatever action they perform with the app. It is observed that more than 50% of users don’t want to browse a website any further if its load time on the device is more than 3 seconds. User prefers those websites which are fast and flawless with no slow responding interfaces and without any need of excessive scrolling and inconsistent navigation.
Offer full users Engagement: As the PWAs reside in the user’s device home screen, the user is not required to open its in-app store. Aloo these apps engage users with push notifications and offer excellent and rich users experience. As these apps are built using Web Application Manifest, they provide excellent and full control over the app looks and the developer can specify the screen orientation, home screen orientation, home pages and various hoe screen icons without any difficulty.
How PWAs are the future of Web Mobile Apps?
Since PWAs are very users friendly and offers more users experience many large businesses are adopting PWAs for their business growth and business productivity. Owing to the below-mentioned capabilities of PWAs these are viewed as the future of web application. There should be no doubt in mind that in future almost all the new apps developed by the large and small business entities be on PWAs principles.
* Offer offline access
* Offer seamless integration
* Offer higher users engagement
*Have cross-platform accessibility
*No cumbersome bug and error fixing procedure
* Offers Lightning -fast speed
*Very High on Performance
* Offers flexibility like Native app
IMAD is a leading app development company developing apps for Android and iOS platforms. With a team of professional app developers developing an application for mobile platforms, we have developed apps and software solutions with the latest technologies for diversified business fields like Car rentals, Music streaming apps, etc. We are also developing PWAs for many business entities. If you have an idea for your start-up business or your running business and want to get started soon with Web Mobile App, you can contact us by calling us on our phone +1(408)-372-0967 and we will be in touch with you and discuss in details about your project and offers you suitable solutions.