The web a unique platform to develop software on. The specification and
implementation of the web is not controlled by a single company.
So, web applications can reach anyone, anywhere, on any device with a single
codebase. If the goal of an app would be functioning
capabilities, a platform-specific app would be preferred. On the other hand
, web apps have to offer the best of reach. Now, what would progressive web-apps
Progressive Web Apps (PWA) are built and enhanced with modern APIs to deliver
enhanced capabilities, installability,
and reliability while reaching any device with a single codebase.
With PWAs being defined, would every such web-app be able to live up to the
“reach” standards it was devised for? No. It should be designed to give the best
experience to the user. With some key points kept in mind, it is achievable. To
list a few of them:.
●Responsive: Devices come in range of screen sizes, and a
good PWA would give the best view on all screens. The content would be available
on any viewport size.
●Compatibility with Browsers: Alongwith devices, different
browsers are also used by many. A PWA should focus on being compatible with most
browsers. It can be achieved by starting just with HTML to create the basic
●Fast performance Speed is a critical feature to draw users
to use a web app. PWAs should be able to engage and retain users for a better
use and reach.
●Input types: A good PWA must also be compatible with all
kinds of inputs like a mouse, a keyboard, a stylus, or touch. Since variance in
terms of viewport sizes is to be considered an important feature, types of
inputs go along with it.
●Offline experiences: It would be appreciated if a web app
might not entirely depend on the internet for its functioning. In such cases, it
should also provide for a good offline user experience wherever connectivity
isn’t strictly required.
Progressive Web Apps are just web applications. New capabilities are enabled in
modern browsers using progressive enhancements. Progressive Web Apps
provide you with a unique opportunity to deliver a web experience your users