Pros and Cons of Progressive Web Apps

Posted By : Adarsh Pandey | 30-Aug-2022

Progressive web app: -

A progressive web app is a website that is much similar to the Native apps. It is a type of application that is run on any browser. We can run this type of application on Android and IOS platforms. This type of application is basically built with the help of some technology like HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

Benefits of the Progressive web app: -

  • Users can run the Progressive web apps on any operating system like Microsoft, Android, IOS, etc.
  • We can run this type of application offline as well.
  • The progressive web app supports Push notifications and Google AdSense.
  • It is a type of time-saving and money-saving because there is no need to build different types of apps according to the different platforms.
  • Progressive web apps are Full responsiveness and browser compatible.
  • It is easy to update.

Disadvantage of the Progressive web app: -

  • Limited functionality: - Progressive web app does not support advanced camera controls, NFC, Bluetooth, geofencing, fingerprint scanning, vicinity sensors, and inter-app communications.
  • Drain battery very fast: - If we need to access any URL then we need to switch ON the connectivity of our device.
  • Loss in search traffic: - As we all know this type of app is not available on the application store so, there is no need to search this on the application market.

Why should you build a Progressive Web App?

  • Quick Response to Users.
  • Reliable despite Network flaws
  • PWA is always served via HTTPS.
  • Easy Installation.
  • Easy Updates.
  • High-Performance Website.
  • Engaging User Experience.

Components of a PWA: -

  • Service Worker

It is a technology that is used for push notifications and resource caching.

  • Web App Manifest

App manifest file is to define the resources that include the theme, icons, our app’s displayed name, background color, and other necessary details that transform the website into an app-like format. These things are controlled by the JSON file.

  • Secure contexts (HTTPS)

The progressive web app works on the technology of HTTPS.

Conclusion -

Progressive web apps are a significant step forward in the application development segment. Mobile applications and websites both contribute significantly towards enhancing customer experience and reliability.

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