Advanced PWA web application design
What is PWA?
A Progressive Web App introduced by Google in 2015, also known as a PWA, is the best way to create a mobile app from web applications to load faster and higher performance. A Progressive Web App does not need to be uploaded to Google Play or Apple Store since it is an application that will be downloaded directly from your website on an Android, iOS, Windows, and Mac device. Progressive Web Apps are web pages that use current web standards to enable web-to-app conversion. It offers a user experience similar to the native application for the users.
What are the benefits of PWA?
- Automatic PWA update in WordPress and no need to update with coding
- PWA responsiveness means that this technology is well displayed on all devices such as mobile, site, computer, and.
- Possibility of PWA service with the help of Service Workers in case of the weak internet
- PWA services are always provided using HTTPS so that no unauthorized person can interfere with encryption.
- Push Notifications feature in PWA.
- Ability to share PWA via URL and search it in search engines
- Compatibility with different devices and having the appearance of native applications
- Ability to install PWA on mobile phones like other Native applications.
The difference between usual applications and PWA web applications
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Service workers are a vital element of PWAs. A service worker is a script run by the browser in the background. Depending on the availability of the network, the service worker, acting as a proxy, will serve the items from its cache or retrieve them from the network on the server. Service workers make it possible to use the PWA offline.
Server-side notifications (Push Notification)
Among other tasks, service workers are also responsible for receiving push notifications on your PWA. Your PWA can receive push notifications. Most recent Web browsers assume this functionality.
Application shell architecture
The shell app is the skeleton of your PWA. It contains the UI and the essential components to build your app in the browser. The shell app saves your PWA UI locally, while the content is dynamically retrieved through an API.
Well-known services that use PWA
Many well-known services adopt PWA web applications such as Uber, Lift, Pinterest, Break Lock, and Kartik. Iranian examples also include Digi Kala, Snap, Tepsi, and Irancell lenses, which have provided a good user experience for the audience by using this technology.
Browsers that support PWA
For PWA to run on smartphones, there must be two prerequisites. One is a good browser, and the other is PWA service enabled. In general, browsers that support PWA include:
- Fully supported desktop browsers: Chrome, Opera, Firefox, QQ Browser, and 360 Browser
- Less supported desktop browsers: Microsoft Edge & Travel
- Mobile browsers with full support: Xiaomi, Baidu, Chrome, Firefox, V chat, UC Browser, Sogou, 360 Browser, and Quark
- Low support mobile browsers: Samsung and QQ Browser
Will PWA replace native applications?
Progressive applications are not yet capable of replacing native applications in all aspects, which will be the case in the future. However, most applications do not require such a deep integration of hardware and software, making the PWA format perfectly suitable for most projects. Compared to native applications, PWA programming is much easier and cheaper. Progressive applications can compete with native ones in the future.