PWA and Vue.js

 

A web application that lets you browse even when you have bad network connectivity is what PWA represents. It is also an application that lets the users engaged even while it is offline. PWA also makes up to date data accessible. Leading companies like Twitter, AliExpress, Forbes etc are some of the users of PWA. There are many other companies that prefer because of these and have many other great features. Progressive apps can redefine the future of web applications.

A Progressive Web Application (PWA) is a web application that particularly offers an application-like user experience but on the web. Now this seemed impossible until recently but modern technologies like service workers and native APIs have made PWAs help to improve.  Vue JS and progressive web apps work well together and many developers adopt Vue js PWA projects. aTeamIndia has great experience in both the application and the tool and can work well with these kinds of projects. aTeamIndia envisages bringing both of these together to create a high performing web application.

A service worker runs independently on the browser because it is a background worker. It does not exhaust the main thread when it is executed. This feature is what lets an application run seamlessly even when it is offline. Even though this seems easy if not done by the right set of developers, things can go bad. aTeamIndia has a community-driven tool for helping with setting up. Following are the steps to be followed for building a progressive web app with the help of Vue.js.

The first and foremost step is to install Vue-CLI if it is not installed in the system already. After this, the next step is to initialise the application.

At this point, there will be certain questions that have to be answered. Which is the type of Vue build to be used? Whether a Vue router is installed, whether an ESLint should be used and the like. It will also have to be decided whether unit tests need to be set up. Certain default answers will also be provided.

After this, there will be a process to create a project folder that has the following subdivisions, build, src, configuration, static and test. The distinguishing difference seen in this template is in the build/webpack.prod.conf.js file.

When the build command is running, the plugin will start generating or running a service worker file in the background. This service worker caches the files matching the glob expression, “staticFileGlobs”.

The next step is to import db.json that has just been created and consume it in src/App.vue. This will then display the desired result in the browser. This has to be imported to Vue object and added to the template of the app.

An app template can also be added to make the page look more presentable and attractive. The next step is to set perspective and backface-visibility to the element fixes.

Changes can also be made to change screen sizes and make grids more responsive. Thus, combining Vue JS and PWA is easy and yields the best results.

PWAs Are Going To Be Trending Than Hybrid and Native Apps

PWA

Businesses mostly use native apps, hybrid apps and PWAs or progressive web applications. It is used depending upon the needs of the business. Even though each of them serves different sets of functions and have their own advantages and disadvantages, PWAs are better than hybrid and native apps. They are written in JavaScript and HTML. They are websites that are specifically developed for mobile users. It is also more cost effective when compared to native and hybrid. Another benefit is that they do not have to be installed in the device so it becomes easier for people with low memory in their phone.

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 Really Impressive

Progressive web

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.