Progressive Web Apps (PWAs)
A progressive web application takes advantage of the latest technologies to combine the best of web and mobile apps. Think of it as a website built using web technologies but that acts and feels like an app. Recent advancements in the browser, in the Cache and Push APIs have enabled web developers to allow users to install web apps to their home screen, receive push notifications and even work offline. A PWA gives you a leg up on your competitors.
The Future of Mobile Applications
PWAs are built with progressive technology. They are delivered through the user’s web browser, which allows for a seamless experience – there is no need to download an app. Business owners do not have to worry about getting on the Apple Store or Google Play Store any longer. PWAs are compatible with both Android and iOS devices, but live in the cloud. A recent study has shown that, on average, an app loses 20% of its users for every step between the user’s first contact with the app and the user starting to use the app. The PWA solves this problem business owners are having across the world. PWAs are a quick and easy download away from being on the home screen of your customer’s mobile devices.
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The Future of Mobile Apps Is Here
Progressive Web Apps have major advantages over native applications.
A progressive web app must work on any device and enhance progressively, taking advantage of any features available on the user’s device and browser.
Because a progressive web app is a website, it should be discoverable in search engines. This is a major advantage over native applications, which still lag behind websites in searchability.
A well-designed PWA will use the URL to indicate the current state of the application. This will enable the web app to retain or reload its state when the user bookmarks or shares the app’s URL.
A progressive web app’s UI must fit the device’s form factor and screen size.
The PWA should work in areas of low connectivity or offline
Mobile app users are more likely to reuse their apps, and progressive web apps are intended to achieve the same goals through features such as push notifications.
A progressive web app can be installed on the device’s home screen, making it readily available.
When new content is published and the user is connected to the Internet, that content should be made available in the app immediately. There are no updates needed.
A progressive web app has a more intimate user experience and because all network requests can be intercepted through service workers, it is imperative that the app be hosted over HTTPS to prevent man-in-the-middle attacks.
Extremely simple and intuitive design engine that allows you to update your PWA for a great mobile experience for your customers.
The “Loyalty” feature allows users to have an in-app version of a traditional stamp card. Including stamp and tiered loyalty, this feature offers easy customization and increased user engagement.
Push notifications inform users on new information related to the app, providing valuable and relevant updates, even when the app is closed. They have a wide range of customization options that can increase user engagement.
The “Mailing List” feature is a great way to gather contact information from app users so that updates and special offers can be communicated easily and efficiently.
The “Messages” feature serves as your users’ “library” for received push notifications. It allows users to refer back to previous push notifications, view plain text and linked content.
The “Around Us” feature is a great way to draw attention to hot spots in the area within your app. Users can easily access contact information, addresses and GPS directions for each location.
The “Car Finder” feature allows users to drop pins when they park to avoid forgetting where their car is located. Users can also set timers to alert them when the meter’s running out, or share the location via email or text.
The “Merchandise” feature is a simple way for your business to make sales through your app. Create a custom marketplace or integrate an existing marketplace (i.e. Magneto or Shopify).
The “Events” feature helps engage with your users using easy event promotion. Add upcoming & past events.
The “Direction View” feature offers one-touch directions to multiple locations. It’s quick and easy to set up and there is no limit to the number of addresses you can enter.
The “Tip Calculator” feature allows the user to input the price of the bill, the percentage they wish to tip, and the number of people splitting the bill. Currency and format are adjusted based on the devices’ settings.
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