A PWA or Progressive Web Application as we all know is actually a website but it performs like a mobile application. They have numerous benefits because of which aTeamIndia uses them to make effective new-age web applications for their clients. Following are the reasons why PWA development teams have migrated to PWA.
Generally in an offline mode, websites are limited to display and not any functionalities. However, mobile apps help to engage with the customer even during no internet connection. With Progressive Web Apps these are combined. During offline mode, the information will be saved automatically during the last access when there was an internet connection. The page can be as the PWA developers choose to do. It can be made attractive with the logo of the brand, information regarding the brand etc. This is a great way to catalogue the customers regarding the details of your business. It will also retain the customer’s attention. Thus, PWA also serves as a great way of customer interaction and promotion.
Even though these apps are made to be like mobile apps, they will still function like websites that have data and access to the database. It will thus have the best of both the worlds. It is also easier for developers to work with PWA apps. Developers have the option of either making a comprehensive program for the app or they can use the framework that is already existing. Thus, using PWA will help you to achieve the better functionalities of a website and the rich user experience of a mobile application.
Since PWAs work with access via URL, they can be indexed by search engines. This makes them different from native apps and it is one reason why they are used by businesses a lot.
The underlying features of progressive web apps make them perform much better than traditional apps. They are also much faster. Some of these features are caches, stylesheets etc. This improved performance is directly proportional to better user experience, retention rates and interaction with the customers.
Installing will no longer be a task. Mobile applications usually take a lot of time to download and the users are redirected to google play or app store. But this is not the case with PWA. They make sure that it is directly downloaded into the device. Just like how a mobile application is, PWA will have its own icon on your phone. But the difference is that it is not as tedious as downloading and installing a mobile app. Thus, they are more convenient.
Specific Hardware Features
PWA comes with a lot of tools and hardware features. These features can then be implemented as and when required. It is dependent on the publishers and developers as to how to use these features. Thus, they have the option of coming up with creative ideas. For example, tools like push notification is a creative way of advertising. This can be taken advantage by e-commerce websites as they will have more chances of being read as they will be directly displayed.
Low Data Usage
Data usage is generally very expensive and even more so in developing countries. When compared to native apps, PWA only uses a small fraction of data. They also do not need storage space in the device.
No Updates Required
The native apps either get updated automatically or have to be updated manually using a wifi connection or data. This increases the cost for the user because updating consumes a lot of data. However, this is not the case for PWA. It performs just like a website. In a website, the update happens while on use in the background and this is exactly how PWA also gets updated. The user will not even know about the update. You will be able to see it even as you load the app. It is also easier and quicker to update, as it does not require a Play Store or App Store approval.
Costs Are Kept Low
Production cost is a big factor when it comes to app development. Production cost is less for PWA compared to a native app or a hybrid app. Even though the functionality is less, the cost will be significantly lower. Even an Android or iOS app will be much expensive. However, a PWA will not even cost half of that much. Thus, an app can be developed even with a small budget. It also entails low-cost maintenance.
PWAs Are Great For SEO
Apart from consuming less data, storage space and reducing cost, they have other great benefits too. One of these is how SEO friendly these apps are. They can make your app more accessible and searchable to the public, which increases your potential traffic. Their loading time is very less. It is less than two seconds. Users prefer apps that load quickly. It makes them want to use it more and increases the ranking. Like the loading, the indexing is also quick which enhances the experience of the user. This is why it is very successful as an SEO friendly app.
aTeamIndia is great at developing progressive web apps (PWA), hybrid apps and native apps. They allocate this depending upon the budget of their clients. Thus, developing services of aTeamIndia are very cost-effective. When it comes to PWA, their top PWA developers make great apps without sacrificing on the functionality. Their best PWA team makes sure that one can create amazing apps even with a small budget.
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.