Modern companies do everything to please the customer and now they have been spoiled by the vast assortment of necessary and unnecessary products and also the opportunity to buy different products at any time or place which could be paid for by any form of payment. However, the time has come to move forward, no one should raise eyebrows at the presence of site and mobile application. This is of course, a must-have for companies operating in the e-commerce segment, whereby maintaining constant communication with the user has become one of the keys to success. In order to completely facilitate this interaction and drastically minimize all the factors that might prevent companies from staying in touch with their customers 24/7, for this reason, the concept of progressive web apps has been developed. So, Let's unveil the essence of this incredible technology and explain how its obvious advantages can equally become an obvious business success.

What Is a Progressive Web App

Progressive web apps (PWA) has in combination of the best features of the site and mobile application built-in it. In practice, this means that such a site can be accessed by users as well as the application and the most interesting thing is an Internet connection is not necessary for this. The installation process of such an application is as simple as possible and can be done in one click directly from the browser.

Thus, answering the question of what is progressive web app? it can be said that this is a new technology for interacting with the target audience, which requires minimal effort from the user. According to statistics, most smartphone users do not download any applications during the month and google progressive web apps can be installed instantly, support automatic updates, working on the site is possible offline and the ability to receive push notifications makes working with this solution even more convenient.

Progressive Web App Example

The theory of course, is important and as a rule, it is also important for any potential customer to first “touch” every solution and understand the principle of its operation from the inside. To do this, let's look at the most successful progressive web app example. You've definitely heard about all of them and have used half of the sites at least several times. So, here are the companies that have already implemented the PWA examples in their business processes.

Pwa App Statistics

Technologies That Have Been Used in PWA

Key indicators that should be included in progressive web apps are reliability, speed, and attractiveness. This is what pwa stands for. Let's see how developers provide their solutions with progressive web apps features.

Service Worker. This technology is responsible for the speed of the application, even in a slow Internet connection. Being an intermediate layer between the front and back end of the application, the Service Worker ensures a smooth transition from the browser. In fact, this code is written in javascript.

HTTPS. All site resources are transmitted via this protocol, which means the reliability of data transfer.

Application Shell. This is a virtual pwa app shell that is loaded when the application starts and then dynamically information is downloaded to it from the network.

Web App manifest. This is a JSON file that sets the parameters of the application, its appearance, etc. This is how the indicator of pwa software attractiveness is implemented.

Push Notifications. This technology is able find its application only with the help of PWA and now more and more websites offer users the access to receiving notifications and progressive applications support for this reason.

What Are the Benefits of Progressive Web Apps for Business

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Obvious Advantages in Progressive Web App Development

However, despite the examples above, progressive web apps are a relatively new technology. Although it can also be attributed to the benefits. Most applications will still be developed for the App Store and Play Market.

Woxapp Approach: The Most Progressive Solutions

In developing progressive applications, we proceeded with the understanding of the fact that this solution will work adequately well on all operating systems. For more than a year, our company has considered progressive applications as a standard in development and this has allowed us to get a clearer understanding of the principles of user interface design. However, there are difficulties that we have also successfully overcome.


1. At the start of the project development, we work through the Data flow of the system and determine what data to cache and for how long. This is necessary not only for stable operation but also for saving user traffic. It is also necessary to understand that caching or getting too large amounts of data can immediately lead to a drop in the tab in the browser since in each OS the amount of allocated memory for the tab is limited.


2. At the stage of debugging an application, the main pitfall is that iOS and Android operating systems impose their limitations and interpret objects in different ways.

And since we “know in person” the problems that we will encounter during the progressive web app development process, we usually develop each element with their account, which further allows us to reduce the time and resources to solve these problems.

In the development process, we use the following technologies:


The Issue of Cost


The user interface of the application can be individual; however, when developing the front-end part, we need to be as close as possible to the interface adopted on mobile devices. In practice, this means that the layout should be created almost from scratch, usually based on the material design. Therefore, the cost of the project will be determined on the basis of:

Results

At the moment, the ratio of progressive web apps in the e-commerce segment is 40 out of 100 applications. In practice, this means a fairly promising opportunity to attract the maximum of the target audience and make its interaction with your company as efficient as possible. Of course, now we are just witnessing only the beginning of the introduction of these technologies into the business, however their advantages are already obvious.

Therefore, those who invest in progressive web app today will remain on the same wavelength with their customers in the future.


The Woxapp team wishes you only bold and innovative solutions that we are ready to discuss and start creating for you today!




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  2. People come to our company to realize their idea of a mobile application, web resource or automate business processes. We conduct free business-expertise, advise the client and finalize the ideological component of the project, taking into account the needs of users.

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