Well, progressive web apps are a hot item now and benefits that your business or website can reap from them are considerable. The core advantages and differences of PWA vs native apps will be enumerated and its impact on ecommerce apps like Flipkart. Progressive web apps are special web applications that are accessed like normal websites but offer benefits like offline usability, push notifications, and access to device hardware
Flipkart started Flipkartlite. Amazon implemented PWA for their store. Then, Alibaba followed suit. And it was Google who defined PWA, promoted it and then pushed PWA pages up in the search results. And now OLX
Why progressive web apps?
If you don’t already have an mobile app or are on a tight budget, there are several reasons to prioritize developing a PWA instead of an app like savings in development time, and deploy without the app stores. Simply, PWAs are the best choice right now for eCommerce. The benefits and results are immeasurable. It uses service workers, website-specific cache storage and NoSQL Index DB embedded right into the browser! -an amalgamation of multiple new tools and technologies on both coding, browser and device OS levels.
Following are 3 benefits of PWAs:
- Loading speed of your websites running as progressive web apps;
- The possibility of offline browsing;
- Elevating user experience to the level of native apps.
Currently offering the best load speeds, plus offline browsing, push notifications, and without the need to download an app, PWAs are unmatched in the market today.
Best thing to happen is Google’s adoption of PWA. Google is pushing PWA hard with training days and what not. Google even prioritizes search engine positions to PWA sites, so your SEO and organic search traffic would improve. By not switching to PWA you are at risk of losing your position in Google to competitors – who wants that!
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