What is PWA?

Progressive Web Application, also known as PWA, is the best way to enable developers to install web applications faster and more performance. In short, PDAs are websites that use the latest web standards to allow them to be installed on the user's computer or device. It provides users with an app-like experience.

Before we move forward, let me briefly describe the PDAs.

PWA is a web application that can be installed on your system. It works offline when there is no Internet connection and uses cached data during your recent interactions with the application.

PWA's, which we see as responsive websites, take the user's browser features. Native can automatically improve its built-in features to look like a web application.

How Are PDAs Different From Native Applications?

The NAtive app is a standalone program that runs on a smartphone. It works like a program that you run on your computer, such as Microsoft Word.

PWA are websites that are displayed, such as mobile apps. PDAs are more like Google Docs because they can perform the same functions as local programs, but through the internet browser.

Here are a few more differences between PDAs and native apps, let's take a look at them!

1. Progressive

One of the best things about PDAs is that they don't have restrictions on native apps that restrict their ability to work with just one platform. This means that PDAs should be open to development as much as possible and work on as many platforms as possible. PDAs work with any browser owned by the user.

2. Responsive

Undeniably, users access the internet through mobile phones, tablets, desktops, laptops and various other devices.

As a PWA is made public, it assumes that anyone using PWA will do it from the desktop. Responsive design is the design that is designed to meet the requirements of the device used in the design of a website.

Responsive design makes PDAs progressive and accessible on a variety of devices.

3. Native-like

No matter how far PWA goes from traditional practices, it's important to note that they still need to maintain a native application-like structure. It is one of the biggest differences between a PWA and a website. There are many websites with several simple pages that contain static pages such as contact information, blog articles, and sales pages. To be considered a PWA, a website must contain interactive features that interest the user,

Why Do We Need a Web Application?

PDAs help solve problems such as internet speed, slow website load, and user interaction. To overcome these problems, there are reasons to use a progressive web application, but these are some of the best features, as they provide:

  • Fast: PDAs provide a consistently fast experience for users. Everything happens extremely quickly from the moment the user downloads the app to the moment they start interacting.
  • Integrated User Experience: With PDAs, experience integration is seamless. This is because they send instant notifications to the user's home screen and have access to the device's functions, such as native apps.

Advantages of PDAs

1. Safe

Without sacrificing performance or security, PDAs provide the app experience that users want. One of the biggest issues for the Internet is security, especially when it comes to content that is stolen, shared, or hacked. PDAs can fight this problem.

2. Easy Updates

App updates are most necessary when it comes to internet usage. For improvements, new features have been developed by fixing bugs and glitches. PDAs added the benefits of sending updates to developers themselves, not users. New updates and features can be added remotely by the development team. Users will notice new and improved features, but they do not have to download updates themselves.

3. Access from Anywhere

Apps regularly come with disadvantages that need to be upgraded, may be too large to install, or may not be compatible with specific devices. There are a number of factors that make it difficult to install and use. That's where the benefits of PWA's come in. This is because the app is presented as an interactive website and is especially available to anyone with internet access and browser.


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(Accessed March 04, 2020).

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