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Service Spotlight: Progressive Web Apps.

Mar 03, 2022

A website and an app on a single codebase.

Progressive Web Apps are on the rise. Not only do they deliver the form and functionality of both a website and an app they do so without the need to build them both separately saving both time and money in the development.

Here’s why you should consider progressive web apps, or PWA’s, as the way to deliver your next project.

2 Functions One Build

Progressive web apps are built on one single code base – meaning that during the development process you only need to code one project. The content, functionality and design of the progressive web app serves as both a website and an app and is all built in one go. This cuts down on development time which in turn saves you money as you don’t have to invest twice to get the product you want.

No app host approval needed

When building an app and getting ready to launch it, approval from either or both the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store is required before it can be launched. This means wait times associated with the approval processes before you can get your app live.

With PWAs you can avoid all of this. A progressive web app will give you all of the functionality of an app. It looks and behaves in the same way but is much easier to evolve and develop.

If you choose to make changes, additions or upgrades to your site or app, both will be affected and you won’t need to go through any approval processes with external app stores or wait times

A host of benefits

  • Unlike traditional websites, progressive web apps can still work when a user is offline and can be installed or work on any operating system.
  • Progressive web apps provide a native like experience as a user browses the site. The site appears just like an app, making the experience of visiting and using it easy, efficient and enjoyable, making it likely that visitors will both stay on your site and complete their reason for visiting.
  • The content is also available to be indexed by search engines, increasing optimisation of search results.
  • Built to be responsive, PWA’s adjust to the size and orientation of the screen that it is being viewed on so the user always gets the best experience.
  • PWA’s are ready for use immediately. There is no requirement to login to an app store, download and install the app, which limits the drop off as users usually have to go through these steps.

If you’d like to bring your website up to date, and get an app in the process. Contact us to find out how we can help bring your ideas to life. Contact us by emailing or click here.