Progressive Web App

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Progressive Web App (PWA) is a web site that a client can progressively enhance into a standalone app that's comparable with a native app.

Built on the basis of good adherence to modern web standards and technologies; they are platform independent, can be accessed through a URL, accessible and indexed by search engines.

A typical PWA will usually have included a high proportion of the following features and capabilities:

  • Load over HTTPS
  • Load over offline/poor performing network conditions (typically with a service worker script)
  • Prompt user to Add to Homescreen
  • Have a design that's mobile friendly
  • The web site is progressively enhanced
  • Optimised assets and requests, sometimes including delivery over HTTP2
  • Provide enhanced accessibility features such as using ARIA attributes

IndieWeb Examples

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