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Progressive Web Apps: Selected Best 8 Frameworks and Tools


Progressive Web Apps Are The Future of Mobile Web!!

Developing an app both for mobile and the web has always been one of the major challenging tasks for the development community. Progressive web apps made that task easier for developers. Its main aim to work on any platform with a standards-compliant browser, including desktop and mobile devices.

Progressive Web Apps(PWAs)

A type of web app built with web technologies like HTML, CSS, and JavaScript and behaves as if it is a mobile app; they are fast, can work offline, send push notifications, and use the features of user devices.

Why Progressive Web Apps?

A progressive web app (PWA) is a standard introduced by Google, later approved by Microsoft and Apple.  If the network connection becomes unstable or goes offline, with PWAs you can store data locally which enable users to work with ease. Major browsers like Google Chrome, Opera, Microsoft Edge, Safari, and Firefox support Progressive Web Applications. PWAs save more than 33% investment on app creation and maintenance.

PWA offers multiple frameworks for enterprises, from which you can choose the apt one while developing PWAs. Here are some top frameworks based on the ease of development and scope of mass adoption.

PWA Frameworks or ToolsBenefits
Ionic– Reduces the cost of app development
– Large plug-in library for accessing APIs 
– Open-source and free
AngularJS– Large community support
– MVC framework
– Well-defined method for implementation
VueJS– Supported by Alibaba and Laravel
– Simple structures and components inspired by React and Angular1 
– Fast rendering with Virtual DOM
Polymer– Includes routing, data tier, and responsive layouts
– Great documentation 
– Includes a wide range of base components across browsers
React– Large community support
– An extensive ecosystem
– A greater degree of scalability and flexibility
Magento PWA Studio– Save time and effort by using Magento’s existing infrastructure
– Complete set of tools for managing your PWA
– Easy to keep your app up-to-date
Scandi PWA– Achieve cost and time efficiency by using Magento’s existing infrastructure.
– A complete set of tools for handling your PWA.
– Easy to keep your app up-to-date.
Svelte– Ability to create lightweight applications that load quickly
– Small code bundles that are easy to download and install
– Simple and easy-to-learn syntax

Future of PWAs

Some famous examples of PWAs are Twitter, Pinterest, Uber and Starbucks. The main benefits one can reap from implementing PWA include, improved speed, performance, app-like UX and multi-platform usage. Nowadays businesses are mainly turning their focus from websites to apps because apps provide more content and engage users better. 

Since Progressive web apps are great in combining the best of web and mobile applications, they have a bright future.

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