Background

If you already have a mobile presence today, it’s likely that it has a good number of visitors. What you see here in fig. 1 is that the web reaches 3 times as many people and it is growing faster. On the contrary, the amount of time spend in those same apps and sites, the average is much higher than it is for web.

Mobile web reach

Top 1000 mobile apps vs. top 1000 mobile web properties

Apps
4.0
Mobile Web
11.4
Monthly unique visitors (M)

Fig. 1

Mobile web engagement

Top 1000 mobile apps vs. top 1000 mobile web properties

Apps
188.6
Mobile Web
9.3
Average minutes per visitor

Fig. 2

Source : comScore Mobile Metrix, US, Age 18+, June 2016

The opportunity

The new level of qualities allows Progressive Web Applications to earn a place on the user's home screen. PWAs are user experiences that have the reach of the web, and are:

Reliable

Unlike Native apps, PWA loads instantly and never shows the downasaur, even in uncertain network conditions.

Offline Support

Fast

When created by experienced Progressive Web App developer, Web Applications respond quickly to user interactions with buttery smooth animations and no janky scrolling. Improving the user experience a hundred times over.

Great Performance

Engaging

Progressive Web App design feels like a natural app on the device, launching from home screen and sending push notification to the user, increasing engagement and conversion.

Immersive Experience

What if you could give users a deeply engaging experience the minute they land into your website?

Why build apps on the web

When developed by a well experienced Progressive Web App development company, there are many benefits of Progressive Web Apps, making it easy to delight your users, grow engagement and increase conversions.

Similar to native apps, your Progressive mobile app can also be on the home screen, increasing user engagement. With push notification, progressive web app are similarly engaging to the users as native apps. The performance of Web applications in the matter of engagements may have been poor, but now it is getting more popular than native apps.

With progressive web app framework, these apps will work even under poor network conditions. As a leading progressive web app development services providers, we know that users don’t always have good network connections, and that is why web apps are more resilient to poor network conditions than native apps.

With zero friction, the engagement level of the users with a web application is higher than that of native applications. The users don’t have to go through the app store to find the app. Less friction means more engagement, and that is reason enough to develop a progressive web app for your business.

One of the many progressive web app benefits is the high conversion numbers. The native apps at times may end up buggy and offer less than satisfying experience to the users, progressive web apps are without and friction, that gives a smooth experience to the users, encouraging them to convert.

Technical components of a PWA

Service Workers

It is just a JavaScript code working as a proxy between the browser and the network. It manages push notifications and helps in building the offline first web app using the browser’s cache API.

Manifest.json

It is a config JSON file containing the information of your app, like the icon to be displayed on the home screen when installed, the short name of the application, background color, or theme.

HTTPS

Service workers have the ability to intercept network requests and can modify responses. Service workers perform all the actions on the client side. Hence, PWA requires secure protocol HTTPS.

PWA in action

Add to home screen prompt on load

Icon lives on home screen with other native apps

Splash screen like other native apps

PWA runs in full screen to match native apps

Add to home screen prompt on load

Icon lives on home screen with other native apps

Splash screen like other native apps

PWA runs in full screen to match native apps

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