Mobile phones have pervaded deep into the lives of people and play a crucial role in their consumer habits. Progressive web apps have turned out to be the most recent and authoritative trend in mobile and web app development. The right mobile app customized to meet your business requirements can escalate your profit beyond expectations. The technology which was initiated by Google has paved the success path for mobile apps.
Understanding PWAs (Progressive Web App Development)
The more beneficial factor of PWAs is that they arch the gap between responsive web pages and mobile apps. They can also be saved as android and iOS apps on a desktop.
Chief perks of PWAs in business
The use of progressive web apps ranges over a great variety. However, they are self-contained. The usual problems as the loss of content due to a disruption in the internet connection can be avoided as they allow users to use the content even if the connection has been severed. Hence, users are more engagement-driven.
Mobile app behavior and easy installation
Even though PWAs are customized as mobile apps, they offer better functionalities such as dynamic data and database access. The app can be downloaded to a mobile from the website. Similar to a mobile app, PWAs have got their own icons on phones.
Utilizing Hardware features
The various mobile features such as push notifications are implemented by PWAs. The prime beneficial element is that developers have total control over their implementation, thereby contributing to the businesses and sales channels. Furthermore, PWAs can in fact take advantage of certain mobile features such as geolocation and camera.
Enhanced performance rate
PWAs across multiple devices
As PWAs have been designed in a responsive layout, they can fit onto any screen based on the size of the screen. It appears that PWAs function at the same level across various devices such as desktop, mobile, tablets, and those which are yet to emerge in the near future.
Improved browsing experience engaging users
More than 45% of the users bounce from websites due to low loading speed, termed as “Web Obesity Epidemic”. PWAs are the best solution for this as it enables to remove friction with ease. The service workers engage reliable and intelligent caching, push notifications, and mostly the offline functionality to previously visited websites, offering a seamless experience to the users getting them caught up with the site as well as prompts their future visit. While clicking on the back button, if the connection gets severed, you are taken over to the cached page.
Upgraded security with low data and storage
Any outsider who tries to intrude should not be able to make modifications or/and tamper the page. Hence, in accordance with the new standards of web design, customer details are to be registered on pages served on HTTPS, at the same time ensuring that the received pages are not tampered with. This, moreover, encompasses better customer satisfaction as they feel that sensitive data entered will not be mishandled.
In comparison to native and traditional mobile apps, PWAs consume and store only a limited amount of data. Hence the weight of apps is decreased by 80-90%. For example, the size of the Pinterest app is 16 MB on the Play Store and 81.7Mb on the App store.
Developing the right PWA apps has turned out to be crucial for businesses these days. PWAs will not mark the end of Native Apps even though there is an increased interest in it in the community. With a view to lower the barrier and cost of mobile app development PWA always stands out to be the right choice.