"In recent years, mobile usage has risen to the point where people now spend twice as much time on mobile devices as they do on desktop, and in many countries mobiles are the only device they use. This isn’t news: you’ll have seen the same trends in your site analytics.
With this boom in usage comes expectation. Users demand consistently great experiences on both native apps and mobile websites, and expect to switch seamlessly between them depending on their requirements. Developers and designers now need to build and maintain native apps for multiple operating systems (OS) alongside a mobile website - a process that requires a substantial amount of time and effort. And when - as often happens - the experience delivered by a company’s website and their native app is worlds apart, users end up frustrated. Surely there must be a better way?
Well, now there is: Progressive Web Apps. The concept of a Progressive Web App (PWA) was first introduced in 2015. PWAs are sites that employ modern technology to deliver native app-like experiences on the web. This e-book explores todays mobile web experiences and why PWAs provide revolutionary solutions to improving experiences on the mobile web. We’ll look at what we really mean by a ‘PWA’, the unique features they offer users, how to build one, and how to assess the results."