Are you curious to know what is PWA? just imagine having apps that you don't have to download and could access even without an internet connection? These apps will give you a much better user experience compare to native mobile apps with its cross-platform ability.

 

PWA 2021

 

What is Progressive Web Application (PWA)?

Unlike native applications, PWA has a bunch of features which including offline mode (customers can use the application without having an internet connection), access to the phone's sensors, also it will be listed on the user's menu like normal apps or home screen. It also has one of the most powerful features "Push Notification", which easily brings a customer to our apps and drive more traffic and many more features. 

Usually, the users should download the apps from the app store or google play store. But PWA (Progressive web app) is different from normal apps. Users can easily find PWA on the website and use them straight away without facing any difficulty. These applications support most of the browsers like Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Opera, and more. 

Almost every tech giants like Twitter, Uber, Alibaba, and others started adopting PWA. Very soon we can see a huge conversion from native apps to progressive web apps. 

 

Best PWA Development Frameworks

The reason behind the PWA's success is its powerful features and capability to work well on any device and browser.  So the framework of the app should be more strong than a normal framework. Here, I will list some of the great PWA frameworks, just choose any one of them based on your business.

 

  1. React PWA library

  2. Angular

  3. Vue

  4. Iconic

  5. Polymer

 

React PWA library

This framework was created by tech giant Facebook. It is very popular for front-end web development. It is used by Instagram, Facebook, WhatsApp, and other big companies. Every day more than a billion users test it. So, you can go blindly with this framework if you have social networking website. You can build apps with it that are scalable and flexible.
 

Angular

This is one of the earliest progressive web application development framework developed by our own Google. To use this framework, you should be technically strong and should have sufficient coding skills, and know about TypeScript.

 

Vue

It is one of the most popular and powerful frameworks to develop progressive web apps. For your information, React and Angular are created by Facebook and Google. Vue is created by an individual, so is driven by the community as its open source.

 

Iconic

It is a good progressive web app framework for cross-platform mobile applications. The websites can get a similar appearance to the native applications using this framework. It has created more than 5 million hybrid apps till now.

 

Polymer

This is also an open-source progressive web app (PWA) framework developed by Google. There are many templates and web components that are supported by different browsers.

While choosing a PWA development framework, you should focus on the backup, documentation, performance, and other features. Choosing the best framework is the most significant job while developing PWA. The best framework will speed up the development process. 

 

Best Tools for Progressive Web App Development

As progressive web apps (PWA) are becoming more successful, many tools are now available to help in developing these applications more conveniently. Here are the best latest progressive web app development tools.

 

  1. Workbox

  2. Knockout

  3. PWABuilder

  4. Webpack

  5. SuperPWA

 

Workbox

This tool is developed by Google. It has a bunch of libraries and modules to help the development and enhance the performance of the PWA (progressive web app).

 

Knockout

This popular tool simplifies the coding as we can define views and declarative bindings. This widely used open-source tool runs on javascript and works on various web frameworks and browsers. 

 

PWABuilder

Are you new to this concept of PWA (Progressive web apps)? then you can simply use this effective tool to build an app with less technical knowledge, budget, and less effort as this tool will take care of everything. 

 

Webpack

It is also one of the most used tools for developing PWA using JavaScript. The best and popular features of the Progressive web app is its offline feature. This tool implements the offline functionalities of PWA. 

 

SuperPWA

This tool will help us to streamline and speed up the development process. Using this tool we can build the best quality offline pages. This tool also shows the add to home screen option to the users. Users will get the best user experience using this tool. 

 

Well, the business owners realize the value of progressive web app (PWA), and they started developing it for their websites. It is very important to pick the best framework for creating these apps. The features, functionality, and user experience will based on the framework. 

 

As I mentioned above, choosing the best framework will speed up the development process and reduce half of your work. 

 

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