Progressive Web Applications (PWA)

We have at one time or another have been promted to install a PWA when browsing a website. This feature is implemented by mobile browsers that using information found in the websites web manifest and uses the information stored there to represent allow offline browsing and interaction like any other device specific application.

Do I need a PWA?

This is a very good question. Progressive web applications aren't useful for every business model.

How does a PWA work?

Progressive web applications are becoming the standard due to their ability to be device independent, updated automatically and contain native functionality.

Progressive Web Applications (PWA)

When a mobile user navigates to your website "Add to home screen" (or a2hs for short) is a feature implemented by mobile browsers that takes the information found in an app's web manifest and uses them to represent the app on the device's home screen with an icon and name

Do I need a Progressive Web App

The answer depends on your business model and product.

We have at least 5 key things that need to happen. 1. A link in the head pointing to your manifest ex. manifest.json 2. A JS script service worker located in the root. 3. A a JS page that initiates the sw.js maybe located in a common js file.