Often it can be confusing to choose which kind of application is better for your business. With so many alternatives out there and so much information, it’s a challenge to decide the most cost effective , and right tools which will increase your efficiency and generate business.. As a start- up entrepreneur, I resonate with this aspect of running a business well. In this article, I will try to shed some light on two similar applications with similar functionalities which is being used by the industry currently..
Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) are web applications that are regular web pages or websites, but can appear to the user like traditional applications or native mobile applications.
As commonly described among developers, it is a responsive web site, which gives an app-like experience.
With that, if you have a responsive website already in hand, you somewhat have a PWA.
The biggest challenge of web based applications is, the quality of the connection and the devices used in the world.
A common example would be how we open up these apps. Let’s say you use the same app in your city . There will be a good level of activity to connect effectively as compared to If you use the same service out of town , perhaps on top of a majestic mountain. The level of connection will often be a different range or level. A completely different experience in two different scenarios. This is where PWAs get ahead of native ones. It will improve your experience. Did you ever try to open a native app in the Rockies? Such as, a bank app? Or your telecommunication hosted app? What can be observed is how the app times out on you. However, you will more likely open a well optimized website with ease.
Let me tell you why?
In the PWA’s, the core content loads first, and then the complex functionalities. Thus the end- user can experience the core functions easily. It generates the largest possible audience with less development effort .
Check out Googles PWA directory at https://pwa-directory.appspot.com/
i do believe, both applications has its cons and pros. It totally depends on what you want to do, how much can you invest, how long can you wait, and what type of marketing tools are you planning to use.
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