The Benefits of Building Progressive Web App
The major advantages of PWAs are the following:
Technologies that power progressive web apps require them to be served via HTTPS. This allows ensuring that the content is secured, and preventing all kinds of snooping.
They do not require complex installation and can be shared via URL.
You can keep PWA applications you find most useful on your homescreen without the need to hassle through an application store again and again.
PWA users get the same benefits than those using web apps. For example, they enable push notifications to alert you of important information. With PWA re-engagement becomes more easy.
Search engines can easily see and identify PWA apps due to service worker registration and W3C manifests.
PWAs work with all screen sizes and devices. They fit any tablet, mobile, or desktop.
The service worker updates keep progressive web applications “fresh.”
- Reliability and independency
PWAs never break. A progressive web app launches regardless of the speed of Internet connection and support for offline work via mobile devices
The native app-shell approach allows providing native application-style interactions and navigation.
Created with progressive enhancement in mind, PWAs are compatible to all browsers. Read more: How To Build a Mobile Application?
How do PWAs differ from old web applications?
When compared to the old web-wrappers, there are only few limits to progressive web applications. At the same time, they have access to the basic features, such as bio-authentication, face detection, push notifications, motion sensors, GPS, offline data storage, camera, etc. Progressive web apps become even more native app-like if combined with UWP. In case your browser does not support PWA for some reason, you can easily roll it out.