Progressive Web Applications are the future! Although existing technologies have long supported mobile interactions, progressive web apps will radically change how consumers use their mobile devices.
PWA’s provide a powerful, app-like browsing experience using good old web technology. From a user's point of view, PWA’s can behave like a web page and a native mobile app at the same time. To users, PWA’s feel like a real mobile application regardless of the network state; they even work in offline mode.
The developers working on the Google Chrome browser in 2015 coined the term PWA.
An evolution to front-end web technologies enabled merchants to deliver ‘app-like’ contextual experiences and change mobile shopping experiences.
Here are some of the main features of PWA’s, they are:
it indicates the state of the app. This should retain or reload state even if a user bookmarks or shares the application’s URL. - (URI *https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uniform_Resource_Identifier)
Over time Magento developed a set of tools that were targeted at providing developers with a standard interface to create PWA apps for Magento online stores. Over time this initiative produced the technology platform called PWA Studio.
You can learn more about PWA Studio in my next article.