The mobile world is on a meteoric rise in India. The landscape for users has changed from the physical store to web and to the mobile now. Businesses, old and new, face an immense challenge in today’s digitally-charged landscape. Many CXOs, owners and entrepreneurs are challenged whether to bring their business on the mobile. And if they are convinced, what route to take- build a native app or another approach. What if we told you there is another approach, a better approach- Progressive Web Application (PWA).
But wait, what is a PWA exactly? Progressive web applications are web applications that load like regular web pages or websites but can offer the user functionality such as working offline, push notifications, and device hardware access traditionally available only to native applications. Hence the term progressive…
Progressive Web Applications are often compared to native and hybrid apps because they share many of the same functionalities. On that note, here are the top five reasons to get PWAs (Progressive Web Apps) for your business, to stay afloat in today’s ultra-competitive world. Let’s dive in…
1. Cost Effective!
One of the top reasons why companies need to build web applications over native applications is cost. By targeting the web they are able to build one application that works for all platforms. The capital it takes to build a native app is considerably larger because of the talent and technological expertise it takes. PWAs on the other hand will be easier to build because it is familiar to most web tech enthusiasts. This is the
2. Faster to add new features
Adding a feature can be one of the most pivotal things you can do. A simple change can make or break your business proposition. On that note, introducing a feature on a native is easier said than done. There is a whole lot of code implementation to be done based on complexity. Sometimes it can take weeks to get a feature up and running without any bugs. Whereas on a PWA, there is you can get rid of the headache of introducing new features and updating critical fixes.
3. New releases can be done seamlessly
Have you ever that notification from the play store to update apps? We all have. Ever wondered if this could be skipped. Well yes, with PWAs you can now release new updated without forcing users to update the app. This very point should be enough to change your mind about PWAs. No more the need to send a notification to for updates. Make changes on the go and users get the updates on the go! This is quite a game changer, as users can seamlessly use your PWA without doing anything.
4. Design changes are faster
Progressive Web Apps work with CSS technology that works on both Android & IOS browsers. Now any design changes within the app can be done in no time. In the end, Progressive Web Applications will allow you to spend your efforts on building one really great application instead of spreading your effort across two or three platforms. PWAs will not be suitable for all applications, but for most business applications they will offer a better end user experience with their low friction and at a lower cost.
5. No Waiting Time
Compared to native applications, when users get PWA’s, there is no waiting time, and visitors are not routed through Google Play or the App Store, but directly have the app onto their device. This means that the progressive web app gets its own icon on mobile screens, just like a mobile application. Progressive Web Applications have a significant advantage over native and hybrid applications because they are so easily accessible. If someone finds your application online or is given the link to it, they can begin using it instantly. You can build your band without the friction of any app stores. What’s more, Unlike a native app, you can share a PWA with a simple URL.
Building your PWA on AppBrowzer
It’s high time businesses realise the power of the Mobile. Just because of capital cost, a lot of business owners are hesitant to build their business on the mobile. But now with PWAs, you can get your business up and running and bring to the eyes of every mobile user. In fact, giant businesses like Alibaba, Flipkart, KFC, McDonalds, and Forbes have already selected PWA route. This is marking the extraordinary rise in one of the major emerging technologies that we are witnessing these days. At AppBrowzer, we have build over 150+ PWAs within the app. We are on a mission to help business build their portfolio on the mobile.
Very recently, we added GrabOnRent, India’s leading online rental portal. This addition to AppBrowzer empowers users to rent from across several categories. With over 1 Million installs, AppBrowzer enables local businesses to power their business on the Mobile. Our aim to be a progressive play store where users can easily get access to PWAs by just downloading the one app on the mobile. We want to be the bridge between the end user and small businesses. Get in touch with us to build your very own PWA and host it on AppBrowzer.
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