Progressive Web Apps, the future of web applications?
by Shyam G
It’s a Native App… It’s a Website… It’s a Progressive Web App!
[Image courtesy: Ionic.com Blog]
Custom dictates that any emerging business kickstarts their online presence through a website, followed by an Android App and iOS app - often in that order. The reason is simple - maximum outreach happens over the Internet. In other words, what happens on the Internet, stays on the Internet. In the era of smartphones, the bone of contention has always been Web vs. Native. Google blurred this line.
“Why not both?”
A question developers at Google asked themselves, and the Progressive Web App was born. It looks like an app, it behaves like an app, it has all the functionalities of an app - but it runs over the internet (and therefore uses data) and takes up minimal storage space on your device.
To be honest, this is not an entirely new concept. Since 2011, browsers have had the
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