Benefits of PWA:
Progressive Web Applications (PWAs) offer a number of benefits over traditional native mobile apps and websites. Some of these benefits include:
1. Offline functionality: PWAs can work offline or on low-quality networks, allowing users to access content and functionality even when they don’t have an internet connection.
2. Fast performance: PWAs are designed to be fast and responsive, providing a smooth user experience.
3. Easy installation: PWAs can be installed on a user’s home screen without going through an app store, making it easy for users to access the app.
4. Low storage requirements: PWAs take up less space on a user’s device than native apps, which can be a significant advantage for users with limited storage.
5. Low development costs: PWAs can be developed using web technologies, which are typically less expensive to develop than native apps.
6. Easier to maintain: PWAs can be updated and maintained through a single codebase, making it easier and less expensive to keep them up to date.
7. Discoverable: PWAs are indexed by search engines, making them easily discoverable by users searching for relevant content or services.
PWA allows website owners to make you website an app that can be installable on your devices, We all know it is better to have an app than users go to URL to visit sites.
How to convert your website to PWA:
Converting a website to a Progressive Web Application (PWA) typically involves the following steps:
1. Create a web app manifest: This is a JSON file that contains metadata about the PWA, such as the name, icons, and start URL. The manifest is used to configure how the PWA appears on the user’s home screen and in other contexts.
3. Use HTTPS: PWAs must be served over a secure connection (HTTPS) to ensure the integrity and security of the application.
4. Test the PWA: Use tools like Lighthouse to test and optimize the PWA’s performance, accessibility, and other factors.
5. Deploy the PWA: Once the PWA is ready, it can be deployed to a web server and made available to users.
Note: These are general steps and the actual implementation may vary depending on the specific requirements of your website and the tools you are using.
It’s also worth noting that converting a website to PWA is not a one-time process, it’s an ongoing effort, you have to continuously test, optimize and improve the app.
To use the this API, businesses will need to get a developer that implements this solution to your users need.