The Progressive Web Applications (PWAs) is the next big step in website and application designing, which is going to solve the problems users face today. The developers today have to create multiple applications for different operating systems which is multiple times the amount of time and workforce they need to create the applications. PWAs can make the job of developers much easier so that they can focus better on internal bugs and errors, rather making compatible apps for user’s devices. Here are the reasons why PWA is the future of applications.
Native app flexibility
PWAs are web-based applications which can be accessed by your browser. You can get a fully native app experience straight from your browser. PWAs can perform all the functions of a native application while operating from your browser. You can even save the PWAs links in your browser’s homepage to access them anytime from any device irrespective of the OS.
No app store
It also simplifies your app search by cutting out the middleman and providing the applications straight from the website. For native apps, you will first have to search the app on an app store, register, and download the app. For PWAs, all you have to do is search the app link on your browser. You do not need to register for accessing the application.
In terms of speed, PWAs can be incredibly efficient. PWAs run on Java Scripts which run exclusive of the main web thread, which allows your PWA to load faster even in a poor connection. PWAs by nature are very fast in caching data in the browser which will provide you smooth animations, navigation, and other effects while using.
PWAs can be accessed offline due to the quick storage of Cache. The service workers use Cache and Fetch APIs for quick loading of PWA, which enables the apps to load offline from the browser. A PWA can send background updates and push notifications even when the user is offline.
Businesses now do not have to create separate applications and websites for their brand when they can create an all in one PWA. Some of the companies which are already implementing PWA are Instagram, Twitter, and Whatsapp. The developers faced much greater traffic when the apps were easily accessible through the website links. Twitter had an increase in user base for up to 75 per cent and reduced their bounce rate by 20 per cent.