Progressive Web Apps are nothing but websites with modern and recent browser capabilities. They also adopt best development practices that make them as good as or even better than native apps. They make full use of features like worker caching, notifications, responsive designs etc. They implement these features and deliver applications while giving importance to user experience. In short, they are much like native apps but much better. Following are the features that make progressive web apps impressive.
- Offline Mode
When there is no internet connection, most websites have limited functionality. However, mobile apps are not like this. They let the users browse even when there is no connection. There is an offline mode that helps you to automatically save any information that you were browsing when you were last online. With such an offline mode, there is more user engagement and the users will be able to visit your business catalogues even when they do not have an internet connection.
- Features of Both Website and Mobile Apps
Even though they are designed like a mobile app, they function fully like a website. They have very dynamic data as well as a database. Websites have a greater framework while mobiles provide an enhanced experience to the users when we compare both. Progressive web apps let you have the best of both the worlds. What makes progressive web apps better is that they are ‘indexable’ by search engines. This is also what makes them different from native apps. Businesses in particular benefit from this.
- Improved Performance
The performance is also much better than other apps. This is because of its underlying framework. Because of this, content, user experience etc. on the website benefits and improves.
- Installation is Easier
Another impressive feature of progressive web apps is that when users download them, they do not have to wait for a long time like mobile apps. They are also not redirected to the Play Store or the App Store but it is directly downloaded into their device. Thus, it is just like web apps in appearance and performance but without the slow app store submission process.
- Specific Hardware Features
They have specific hardware features, like for example that of push notification. The developers and those who publish have absolute control over this feature and can be effectively used for advertising purposes. This is very beneficial to e-commerce websites as their push notifications on the phone are much readily read than other emails etc.
- No Store Submission
PWAs also do not have to be published on the Google Play Store, Windows Store or the iOS App Store. This saves a lot of time. With traditional apps, every time there is an update, it has to go through many approvals. However, PWAs allow regular and easy updates. The updates will also be automatically downloaded.
One of the fields that aTeamIndia has their great expertise is in the field of development of progressive web applications. Their top PWA team can help businesses with a smaller budget. PWAs also require a special kind of skill set which the best progressive web app developers of aTeamIndia possess.