Progressive Web App Development

A Progressive Web App is essentially a website with all the benefits of an app. PWAs provide a faster, more reliable, and more engaging experience than a website.

PWAs can do most things that native apps can do, such as operate offline, receive notifications, access your camera and microphone, Geolocation, and a lot more. 

Unlike a website, your client can browse your progressive web app instantly while flying in an airplane or down in the metro while offline. When the app comes back online orders can be precessed, new data received and displayed, and geolocation kicks back in.

Benefits of Progressive web apps

Compared to a native app:

  • No cumbersome app store updates required, making app updates much easier

  • More affordable to develop and maintain

  • Increased organic search traffic from SEO. In fact, Google’s mobile first search algorithms prioritize PWAs

  • Cross-platform compatible

  •  Can also be used as a traditional website and a desktop app

Compared to a responsive website:

  • Instant loading

  • You can browse the website while being offline

  • Improved user experience

  • One-click access from an icon on your device home screen

  • Push notifications

  • Discoverable in the app stores
Progressive Web Apps

Companies that have adopted Progressive Web Apps have seen impressive results.

  • Twitter saw a 65% increase in pages per session, 75% more Tweets, and a 20% decrease in bounce rate, all while reducing the size of their app by over 97%. 

  • Nikkei saw 2.3 times more organic traffic, 58% more subscriptions, and 49% more daily active users. 

  • Hulu replaced their platform-specific desktop experience with a Progressive Web App and saw a 27% increase in return visits.

Progressive Web Apps should be considered a viable option for your next mobile project. PWAs can be installed by anyone, anywhere, on any device with a single codebase. Contact us to discuss whether PWAs are a good fit for your project.

Here is a great video on the subject.

You can also review one of our blog posts here: