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PWA – the future of mobile development?

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Source: https://medium.com/tecnolog%C3%ADa/what-is-a-pwa-and-how-to-create-one-5e4c182682bd


When you saw the title of this article, you probably started thinking about what PWA means. I am not surprised because it is not a widely present concept. However, it is worthy of being familiar with the idea due to its potential to shift the mobile applications market. PWA stands for Progressive Web Applications, and it relates to applications that we can use through an internet browser instead of downloading them on our phones or tablets.


Referring to my sources, PWAs have several adavnatages over native apps. I want to mention the most significant in my opinion:

  1. You do not have to download it and, as a result to wait until an app is installed
  2. There is no necessity to contact Google Play or App Store to tweak or change your application.
  3. PWAs are independent of the operating system


According to Comscore research monthly a half of smartphone users do not download any new app. It illustrates that it is really difficult to convince a prospective customer to download an app before using your services nowadays. Apart from these statistics, several success stories prove that PWAs work out in everyday business.  Here you have some of them.

  1. By developing a PWA, Tinder managed to reduce the loading time from 11.91 seconds to 4.68 seconds.
  2. Trivago witnessed an upsurge in adding its progressive web application to the home screen by 150% and 97% more click-outs to hotel offers.
  3. Twitter managed to achieve 75% more tweets accompanied by slashing the size of its app to only 3%.
Trivago PWA

A possible danger

Apple and Google, which currently are in a monopolistic position regarding the distribution of mobile apps, will be reluctant to lose the money that they derive from this channel. Primarily, it relates to Appel, which takes 30% of the price of each sold app in their marketplace. I should also mention that Safari does not keep up with most novelties in web development, so as a result, Apple can lose twice.


In my opinion, WPAs will be on the rise in the upcoming years. The most significant factors that convinced me to this statement are the record of success stories and lower development costs thanks to their cross-platform nature.





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PageCloud – Website Design Made Easy

Reading Time: < 1 minuteThere are so many people, bloggers, start-ups and what not that need a website. It can be a daunting task! So many people want to boot strap a website and well, they look bootstrapped! There are a lot of services that you can use for building a website. There is WIX which is a stand alone web edit service and platform, you get what you pay for. Then there are more advanced drag and drop editors like HeadWay Them Editor for CMS’s like wordpress.

However nothing seems to compare (for now) to this! Let me introduce PageCloud. It appears to be a totally functional live website editor! The cost is a whopping $20 per month, that is sarcasm. If you are into web dev check it out for 14 days free. If first found out about this service last year via facebook. They were doing some pretty massive marketing campaigns on facebook.

Here is the video that they used in the campaign. His talk says way more about the service than I ever could. Prepare to have your mind blown.

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