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Time to Unwrap the Potential Progressive Web Apps (PWA)

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Over these years, there has already been a lot of spotlight and geek speaks on building PWA and its advantages. Due to which many companies are found capitalizing on its extensive capabilities. The following post sums up on what possibilities PWAs is all set to open for businesses now and in future.

PWA

Over these years, there has already been a lot of spotlight and geek speaks on building PWA and its advantages. Due to which many companies are found capitalizing on its extensive capabilities. The following post sums up on what possibilities PWAs is all set to open for businesses now and in the future.

It may quite interest you to know that the total number of mobile app downloads in the year 2017 was around 197 billion. This calls for several businesses venturing into having an app developed. Now creating a traditional app can be a costly venture and often use a significant amount of data as well as storage on the users’ device. This is where PWAs play their trump card. In the present scenario, some of the top players like Google, AliExpress, and Flipkart seem to have reached a 50-100% increase in retention and conversion rates.

According to Wikipedia, Progressive Web Apps are regular web pages or websites that look more like native mobile applications. They feature both capabilities of websites and mobile software offering an immersive user experience and increase user engagement and conversion rate. According to several relevant sources, it has been proved that by creating PWAs, one can witness:

  • 68% increase in mobile traffic
  • 15-fold improvement of load and installation speed
  • 25-times reduced the use of device storage
  • 52% average conversion increase
  • 78% average session increase
  • 137% engagement increase
  • 42.86% lower bounce rate when compared to that of mobile websites
  • 133.67% increase in page views

PWA Infographic

Image Source: Appinstitute.com

Why are Progressive Web Apps better for your business?

Of course, the aforementioned figures do have some significance. Further below I would like to mention a few key advantages of PWA for business and their capabilities to find out why businesses, from startups to market leaders, should opt for them.

#1 Market Reach

No matter what industry you are in, your end goal is to get as many users as you can. However, web apps don’t necessarily need to be progressive- are accessible everywhere. Especially if you are located in a country with poor internet connections, PWAs is the best option for reaching more users. Many of you have been facing this misconception that web can never act as a better option for startups than mobile. But the fact is the web allows companies to reach everyone, regardless of having Android and iOS devices.

#2 Low Development Costs

PWAs do not require different versions for various devices; a single app meets the requirements of all endpoints on which it operates. It significantly reduces the amount of efforts that developers provide, and as a result, the cost to create PWA decreases. The price is three or four times lower than that of a native mobile app.

#3 App-Like Look and Feel

In the present scenario, mobile users prefer apps instead of browsers. Indeed, applications being more user-friendly, featuring more attractive interface and can operate offline are considered more favorable in comparison to browsers. With the help of Progressive Web Apps, you can provide an advanced user experience by combining the look and feel with performance. Regardless of technologies, tools and frameworks on which PWAs are developed provide the same user experience as native mobile apps do, and it is considered to be superior to that of websites.

It may also interest you to know that they have the same speed, responsiveness and comprehensive capabilities of websites with database access and automatic data.

#4 Great for SEOs

In addition to low data, storage and cost, one of the significant benefit of using PWA is it works great for SEO. For example, Uber’s PWA takes less than 2 seconds to load. This has profoundly impacted on search engine rankings. PWA will be indexed quickly too, and it provides a great user experience which all add to the success of your SEO strategy.

Uber PWA

Image Source: Uber

#5 No updates

What if I say with PWA at hand you don’t need to require to update things now and then. It allows them to update on the automatic basis without notifying users or bothering them with permission requests. These apps update themselves whenever users visit them, thus eliminating the need to download batch changes and install them. If you are looking to come up with an app that offers a renewed look with no human participation, PWA is the right choice.

Time to Be Progressive

Apart from aforementioned pointers, Progressive web apps can offer other benefits like simplifying the management of your points of sales, upgrading the UX of your online store or even reaching new customers in areas of poor internet connection. Although, the technology is still evolving, but the future of PWAs seems to be pretty bright. So that’s all for now! Keep watching the space to get a better perspective!


About the Author

Vikash Chaudhary

Working as a manager in a software development company Tatvasoft.com, Vikash Chaudhary also has a passion of part time blogging and love to share technical insights on various topics. When he is not working you will find him doing writing or cooking for himself. He also believes that he can be a chef in his free time.

Why Web Apps Are Exceptional Choice To Surpass Competitive Era?

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It’s been a while when advanced applications were introduced to reduce businesses hassles. But still, there’s an issue which bothers individuals’ minds that how do they develop a website, should they move to the mobile application or should they choose between promoting a website, web app or mobile application?

web apps

Most of the people must have heard about native apps that these are the powerful application programs that are particularly built for specific platforms or devices. Built with robust features, the apps are user-friendly and winning the arguments with optimized performance.

It’s an advanced era where businesses wish to connect with their prospects directly and more personally. They strive to ensure a better experience to them while they come to your brand. The best way they chose is to develop web apps that are intuitive and reflect a first copy of the existing website. Users’ will hardly find the difference between the website and an associated web app. Web apps are especially built to be accessed on different platforms and devices. This is the reason people are admiring the way web apps are running flawlessly and without trouble.

Building blocks for web apps

Today, developers are turning to build high-end apps. No matter, these are mobile apps or web apps, they seamlessly develop it with the same enthusiasm. But, do they know about the building blocks needed to appropriately carry out the web app development process?

The web apps building blocks are based upon a few mandatory factors. One of the first is, one should deliver something to attract customers or which seamlessly meets their requisites. You should also take care that additional features should not hinder the application’s existing functions. Developers can take their web app development with module development implementation.

Maintaining optimum security for web app is another factor from the list of building blocks. Keeping the site or an app safe is your prime responsibility. It is vital from both app owner and users perspectives. If your web app is not safe you may lose the data or if users feel so, they will not turn to use your web app. So, implement proven tactics to make your web app secure.

A speedy web app is the requirement of every web explorer. He always finds something best to use in a speedy manner. Therefore, focus on integrating the app with functions that provide ultimate speed to a web app. Remain updated with the market’s trends and new implementations enable you to make this happen with finesse.

Today, the debate is all about which one to choose web apps or native apps. If web apps, what are the applauding facts that make them powerful and worth embracing. Native apps have been in the market for so long and unquestionably offering the best and optimized performance. But, today we bet that web apps are rendering a few stunning advantages that a native app can’t approach.

Let’s discover what are these:

Web App Advantages

Introduction of new technologies

In this technological world, you can experience different new technologies that outstandingly support web apps and their functionality. WebAssembly and Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) are the major ones that top the list. These are the powerful platforms that operate simply like regular web apps. Above all, these types of apps also possess app-like features including device hardware access and push notifications that make them a complete package to ensure better user experience.

Apart from the elaborated ones, there are other technologies that have proposed to take web apps towards a bright future. These comprise React360, AFrame and WebXR are a few advanced and widely used tools that are available through the browsers and also powered by AR & VR features.

Utilization of new skill set

The invention of new development technologies made it possible for developers to take their knowledge ahead to get better development results. Business enterprises now encouraging developers to use their advanced skills and integrate responsive sites with cutting-edge technologies. They motivate them to implement Artificial Intelligence and get deep insights into the proposed system. Also, businesses are developing solutions that are integrated with machine learning and provide accurate measures of a user behavior.

Additional benefits one can achieve with advanced web apps

  • Web apps are conveniently accessed by users via different browsers and also through a variety of devices operate on Android, iOS and Windows operating system.
  • These apps don’t create troubles during update and maintenance. Whenever someone wants to make updates in content or app design, he/she can simply publish the updated version to the server. The changes will immediately get reflected in the existing web app’s layout.
  • Such web apps are easier to discover as these are light weighted and visible on the search engines on the top. It is said that major search engines like Google & Bing also prefer web apps to list them on the top of the list.
  • Visitors who frequently use your website will automatically get redirected to the web app if they are accessing the site with a handy device like smartphone or iPad.
  • Web apps or mobile apps work exactly like a standard website and developed by integrating the sole database. The best part is that these somehow also perform like native apps.
  • Business-oriented web apps considerably take more time, developer base and cost but, above all these ensure better performance and improved user interaction.

Ending Note

You must have got an idea that which one is better to embrace in this trending era. It’s nothing that you can’t use native apps as these provide better and improved performance. It’s your choice what you want to choose for your business growth. But, you should give a look to the web apps as these are in trend and satisfying customers with the improved user experience.


About the Author

Tom HardyTom Hardy author is a dexterous UX designer at Sparx IT Solutions. He is passionate and accomplishes every project with sophistication. Having years of experience in the same domain, he gathered the courage to accept even challenging task and get it done with professionalism. He is also a professional writer and tries to impart his knowledge among people by drafting informative blogs on UX improvements.

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