Since the advent of smartphones and the popularity of websites increased, combining both to create an amazing feeling for customers has been a challenge for the developer community.
Although many tools and frameworks are well used to develop the perfect combination of broader accessibility and functionality, the results have always been minimal. But in 2015, everything changed with the advent of PWAs.
Progressive web app development (PWA)?
A key point in understanding web applications is that they are web-based applications that use the browser as their basic platform. Virtually any app is built as a website is accessible by a modern browser. PWA enhances this by incorporating features that make the app very “native” often in line with the look and feel of a mobile app or piece of software that you can install on your computer. Usually, you have the option to install PWA as a standalone piece of software.
A temporary look on the web reveals the tone of the various sites that sell the appropriateness of this app style. If you like it, you can read on this blog to get a good idea of what these apps are doing.
A typical example of PWA would be something you find in G Suite - at Blue Label Labs, we use these free apps because they make it easy to share with others. We use a few G Docs and Spreadsheets in conjunction with our project management tools in a few of our efforts!
What's Trending in PWAs?
The study found that app development and cost savings could be as high as 33% if PWA could supply all the needs of a mobile web. With features such as lightning speed page loading, simple page designs, and fast change, PWAs have been able to have a positive impact on many companies:
● Mobify has seen a 20% increase in mobile sales and revenue
● Lancome saw an 8% acquisition rate on discarded shopping carts with notices posted through their PWA.
● Pinterest has redesigned its mobile site as PWA and increased its interaction by 60 per cent.
● The popularity graph of the existing PWAs has identified many business structures to choose from to develop the PWA.
Unlike its previous versions that required advanced technology to work with, the Angular 8 has two other CLI commands, which make it easier to install a web application on a mobile device.
An open-source SDK, Ionic, is based on the Angular frameworks and the Apache Cordova Progressive Web App. Designed in 2013, it has been used to develop more than five million multimedia applications today.
What makes Ionic an excellent choice in the development of PWA is its large library for both iOS and Android devices. This can be used to create web pages running within the device browser with the help of WebView.
Like Vue, Svelte is also a new partial-based framework. Although written differently, it presents itself as a “functional framework” in the market. Distributed under MIT license. Its most recent version was released in 2019, which was immediately accepted by the New York Times and GoDaddy.
Developed by Google, Polymer is also an open-source web application framework. It integrates a range of templates, PWA tools, and web components, using HTML, JS, and JSS, making it a standalone framework.
In addition, Polymer tools and components are supported in many browsers such as Chrome and Opera. This feature makes Polymer more accessible and flexible.
Developed by Microsoft, it is an open-source PWA framework that provides one of the fastest ways to develop web application components that respond to all devices and platforms. PWABuilder has a strong community of developers and also supports the development of Android and iOS applications.
To this day and age, the number of PWAs is undeniable, so please make sure you choose the perfect framework for developing your Business Continuous Web App in terms of size, expected size, availability, and complexity. Redgates will be the right decision for your business.