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As we all know, (ahem) Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) use modern web APIs alongside traditional progressive enhancement strategies to create cross-platform web applications. These apps are designed to work everywhere and provide several features to give them the same user-experience advantages as native apps – so they ‘feel’ native. The main advantage is that these builds are enabled by standard web technologies like JavaScript, HTML and CSS meaning the PWA can run in the browser and allow access to key native features like:

• Installing the app on the mobile home screen
• Enabling offline access to the app
• Allowing push notifications

Kimberly’s lightning talk gave attendees a succinct introduction to the three things a website needs to be a PWA and a clear business case for why companies should be investing in PWAs as opposed to traditional native apps. In short, to be a PWA, a website needs:

1. To be fully hosted on a secure (HTTPS) site
2. A manifest file
3. A service worker

Businesses who care about the following, should be interested in PWAs:

• Active, satisfied users – PWAs work offline and in low-bandwidth scenarios
• Fast, discoverable apps – Users don’t have to browse the app store to find PWAs (although the app stores are starting to show PWAs!)
• Engaging features – APIs are connecting traditional native controls to the browser
• Time-to-market and ROI – if you have a website, turning it into a PWA is faster and cheaper than building separate iOS and Android apps

Ladies of Code host a series of talks and expert workshops and you can find out more about the next meet-up – and who’s going to be talking – here.

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