Progressive Web Apps (PWA) are the experiences that combine the best of the web and the best of apps. PWA is the next big thing in web development as they bring mobile-app-like experiences to your users without requiring them to install an app from the app store/ play store.
PWA Apps are reliable, fast, engaging and useful to the users from the very first visit in a browser tab for which there is no install required. With the help of PWA, companies progressively build a relationship with the clients in a short period that’s why it becomes more and more powerful for the companies.
Due to these great benefits, nowadays there are many social media and e-commerce giants that have switched over to a PWA. Where Twitter experienced an increase up to 65% in pages per session, 75% increase in tweets sent, and a 20% decrease in bounce rate. Also, the Flipkart Lite app has three times lower data usage than its traditional mobile predecessor.
There are many other top companies such as Alibaba, Forbes, The Washington Post, Ola, Virgin America etc that have also made the switch to Progressive Web Apps. By now, people who are implementing PWAs are quite familiar with ‘service workers’ and are also aware of its potential in powering the progressiveness of web apps. Also, make it sure that can be confusing if you are a novice in PWA.
The main functionalities of service workers are Push notifications, Content caching, Offline functionalities and updating content in the background. To understand it better, we can define a service worker as the script or worker script, performing following the scenes, with no app dependency, executing in response to events, such as push notifications, changes in connectivity, and responding to network requests, and more.
Using ‘service workers’, we can gain a lot of advantages, such as in case of a failed network request, the service worker will launch the offline mode and thus everything will be perfect and back to normal while the users experience an constant user interface experience.
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