Determining if a Progressive Web App is Right for Your Business

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Businesses that adopt a mobile customer experience (CX) are able to stay ahead of the curve as smartphone revenue potential continues to grow exponentially, with 60% of all eCommerce account traffic coming from hand-held devices. Building a Progressive Web App (PWA) can be an efficient way to do this. In addition to being more cost-effective than a native app, a PWA is a responsive technique to develop an application that your brand could profit from because a user’s experience is enhanced based on a browser’s capabilities.

Let me now address few of commonly asked questions about determining if a PWA is right for your business.

Q: What kind of business is a good fit for a Progressive Web App? And are there any that are not?

A: PWA itself is a loose collection of technologies that improve how users interact with websites. A PWA’s features do not all have to be utilised in order to reap benefits. Businesses that send field personnel to areas with poor internet availability may find that offline surfing is advantageous. Location services are useful for companies that deal with location-specific merchandise, in-store pickup, or simply customer location. Businesses who must adhere to a combination of PWA technologies for their checkout experience or product purchasing/configuration would benefit. Any company that demands a PWA without first considering the value gained from such an approach would be a poor fit.

Q: Is it worthwhile to use just a few of the features of a Progressive Web App rather than all of them?

A: Definitely. As with any project, the value of optional components should be taken into account when determining the scope. Given the implementation time and budget restrictions, PWA features should be taken into account with other improvements since it is not a universally applicable solution.

Q: Does creating and maintaining a Progressive Web App require the hiring of specialised skills?

A: In general, a frontend developer with experience may use many PWA capabilities without having to through a challenging learning curve. For individuals with a frontend background, there are a few paradigm adjustments about offline support, service workers, server-side rendering, etc. that can be more difficult to comprehend. Before making concrete plans, at the very least, it should be considered to consult with a professional.

Q:Is it more expensive to launch a Progressive Web App than a native app?

A: Mostly a native app will typically take more money and effort to develop. Naturally, the pricing is based on the capabilities of the native and front-end web teams. PWAs may demand a larger time commitment depending on the user base and anticipated browser statistics and the required level of browser support. To support older browsers, many features won’t function properly and may need to be “polyfilled” or patched.

Are you curious to learn if a PWA is the best choice for your company?

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  1. Great article! As a business owner, I’ve been hearing a lot about progressive web apps lately and wondering if they’re the right choice for my company. This article provided a clear and concise overview of the benefits and drawbacks of PWAs, as well as some practical considerations for making a decision.

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