Progressive Web Apps, a low-cost alternative to traditional mobile applications, can benefit agencies with enquiry management and after sales support says Matt Illston, managing director at software company, Mr Zen.
Despite being a passionate technologist, I’m generally sceptical when people tout the next big thing and get frustrated when there are scarce details about how it is going to affect my life.
Another three-letter acronym that has started to do the rounds thanks to mentions in technology seminars and on programmes like Dragon’s Den is PWAs, or Progressive Web Apps.
Firstly, Google coined the term and is heavily supporting their adoption. In the simplest terms, you can consider PWAs as being a mobile app experience delivered via a web browser.
To try to understand their importance, we first need to know the differences between traditional websites and mobile apps.