We are currently in the mobile era. This has led to responsive website design and Native Mobile App development. Responsive design is everywhere, and has helped to overcome the need to create two separate websites for mobile and desktop platforms. However, in certain scenarios a specific native mobile app is often required. These apps can be accessed and download onto your devices from its app store, and provides the user with a more personalised experience. The user is able to edit their own app settings to streamline the content they desire. This comes at a cost though, as developers need to write separate code for both Android and Apple devices. Enter Web Application Development.
As both of these options often pose limitations, this has lead to the rise of progressive web apps. In short these web apps provide an app-like experience, providing the same flexibility and gestures as the native applications, but this time through your devices browser. This allows your app to be device independent, which in hand greatly reduces the development cost as developers no longer need to write separate code for Android and Apple devices.
Advantages of Progressive Web Apps (PWA)
By utilising modern web techniques, web application development can offer certain features from native apps that your average website cannot. These include…
- Offline access to content
- Provide notifications
- Splash screen is supported giving it a more app like feel
- Home Screen Icon
- Full Screen mode
Many people are turning to PWAs, as they also provide additional advantages such as…
- They are more secure than most websites
- Are faster than normal websites
- PWAs have better SEO than native apps
- No Middle Man App Store, as you bookmark instead of download
- They use less storage space than native apps
If you feel that a Progressive Web Application may be something you require, feel free to get in touch for a chat, and we will help to point you in the right direction.