Progressive Web Apps

Progressive Web Apps

A progressive web app (PWA) is a web application that loads like a regular website with dynamic data and database access but functions similar to a desktop or mobile application. Progressive web apps deliver user experiences by combining the best of the web and the best of apps. 

Key Features of Progressive Web Apps:

  • Progressive – progressive enhancement is the core principle so PWAs work for every user in any browser.
  • Connectivity independent – they are enhanced with Service Workers and can work on low-quality networks or even offline.
  • Safe – to prevent man-in-the-middle attacks, PWAs are served only via HTTPS.
  • Responsive – they can fit any form factor: tablet, mobile, desktop.
  • Re-engageable – features like push notifications ensure easy re-engagement.
  • Linkable – they don’t require a complex installation and can be shared via URL.
  • Installable – users can install PWAs using prompts provided by browsers and don’t have to visit an app store.
  • App-like – with smooth app-like interactions and navigations, they feel like apps to users.
  • Discoverable – search engines can easily identify and find them due to Service Worker registration scope and W3C web app manifests.
  • Fresh – due to the Service Worker update process, PWAs are always up-to-date.

A progressive web app can be a great solution if you are looking for ways of growing engagement and increasing conversions of your website for mobile users without a high-cost mobile app development. According to Google’s research, PWAs can reduce page load time by 1000 times, increase user engagement by 4 times and improve conversions up to 104%.

SSA Frontend offers quality progressive web app development services. If you are considering responsive web app project, contact us to learn how we can help you add value to your business.

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