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What are Progressive Web Apps (PWA’s)?

Web applications that are regular web pages or websites but can appear to the
user like traditional applications or native mobile applications.

Why Build Progressive Web Apps?

Fast

Being fast has the most significant impact on your business.

Offline – first

Website can be accessed and used, even you are in offline mode or airplane mode

Installable & Add icon to home screen

It can be installed on the device’s home screen and can be easily accessed with one click.

Responsive

App’s UI fit to the device screen size

Fresh

Content is automatically updated if something new is added to the website when user is online.

Secure

Web app is hosted over https to avoid any kind of attacks.

App Like

Same functionalities similar to native app but are on the web

Discoverable

Indexed by Google so user can find them on Google search results.

Engaging

Built in features like food ordering and loyalty rewards points to engage users

Mobile Usage is leaving behind the Desktop

Usage of internet over mobile is continuously increasing than desktop.
53% of traffic to online stores comes via mobile devices

Mobile Searches Statistics

Smartphone users are 50% more likely to expect to purchase something immediately while using their smartphone compared to a year ago (Google)

70% of smartphone users who bought something in a store first turned to their phone for information about a purchase (Google) 35% of people who searched on their phone spent more than they expected in the store (Google)

Native Apps vs. Progressive Web Apps vs. Traditional Web Apps

Native Apps

  • Fast and quick to respond
  • Smooth, consistent and self contained UI
  • Work consistently when offline
  • Complete access to phone’s hardware.
  • Native apps can even modify system settings.
  • Can even access phone’s various devices and features
  • Slower iterations

PWA’s

  • Mobile App-like interface
  • Web standard technologies.
  • Most of the benefits of Native Apps
  • No download required
  • Linkable and sharable
  • Improves SEO
  • Full responsiveness and browser compatibility.

Traditional Web Apps

  • Depending on the speed of your internet, the web app will be instantly delivered to you.
  • Web apps are built using standard HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
  • Limited access to device’s features.
  • You cannot install the web app on your device.
  • Unlike native apps, web apps don’t have to bother with any kind of app store restrictions.

How PWAs Actually Works for user?

Let’s take the example of Flipkart.

When you open the Website URL on your mobile’s browser, you will have look & feel of mobile app.

When you open the browser’s menu, you will see the opttion Add to Home Screen.

Just like a Native App, your PWA will also be available in the device’s app drawer.

1 App Development can be painful

Different languages between Android or ios and not on the web Expensive development

Application process into the app store with slow inconsistent upgrades.

2 Discoverability in PWA

According to Comscore Mobile App Report, over 50% of America’s Smartphone users download zero apps a month!

Statistically, each step to download an app reduces about 20% of the app’s potential number of users.

Our Experience

Classic Football Shirts

The World's largest collection of original football shirts. It is the home of classic, rare, retro and vintage football shirts from your soccer team's history.

Dotsquares has already launched their Progressive web app and see how it effects

  • Fast in loading
  • Traffic increases on website
  • Decrease in bounce rate
  • Increase in page per session
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