Frequently Asked Questions
A PWA is a cross-platform application that uses one code base to reach its Android and iOS users. This way, you don’t need to develop separate apps for Android and iOS. By hiring one development team and maintaining one instead of two applications, you lower the overall prices of mobile development.
Building a PWA takes less time than native development with the same features, as you need only one app. The time to build a PWA very much depends on the functionality you want to implement. So to get the precise time frames for creating your PWA, consider the scope of your project.
PWAs are easily installable on both mobile and desktop devices. Mobile users can click on an ‘Add to Home Screen’ button (in the pop-up notifications on the website or in the browser settings). And desktop users need to find the install button on the right corner of the address bar.
Progressive web apps are a cost-effective alternative to native mobile development. A PWA is a cross-platform app that uses one code base to serve both Android and iOS users, with no need to hire 2 development teams. That is why PWA allows businesses to significantly cut costs of mobile development.
Google coined the term of progressive web applications in 2015. However, Google was not the only company that was thinking about the creation of the app that will bring web and mobile closer. In 2007, Apple wanted to make web applications on AJAX architecture to be the standard for iPhone apps.
The goal of PWA is to bring mobile and web applications closer. It is a cross-platform technology that allows one code base to be run on both mobile and desktop devices via standards-compliant browsers. These apps can use native interfaces, so that PWA can feel like native apps.