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What are Progressive Web Apps? (Written with ChatGPT-3)

Tuesday, January 17, 2023

What are Progressive Web Apps? (Written with ChatGPT-3)

So you may of heard of ChatGPT-3 recently, but what exactly is it?

Essentially, it’s a Chabot that creates text based off relevant keywords.

ChatGPT-3 works by collecting information from a database of publications from across the internet. The programme can form intelligible sentences based on facts by determining which words commonly appear in a sequence together. Whilst this isn't the most exciting blog post, GPT-3, OpenAI's large-scale language-generation model, was used to generate some of the text. We simply entered the string "Write a blog about Progressive Web Apps" and it it generated the blog below..

What are Progressive Web Apps?

Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) are a type of web application that combines the best features of web and native apps. PWAs use modern web technologies such as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to provide a user experience that is similar to that of a native app. In this blog post, we'll explore what PWAs are, their benefits, and how to develop them.

A PWA is a web application that can be "installed" on a user's device, just like a native app. PWAs are designed to work offline, can be added to the user's home screen, and can even receive push notifications. The key difference between PWAs and traditional web apps is that PWAs are designed to provide a more app-like experience, while still running in a browser.

What are the benefits of PWA?

One of the biggest benefits of PWAs is that they are platform-independent. Unlike native apps, which need to be developed separately for each platform (iOS, Android, etc.), PWAs can run on any device that has a modern web browser. This makes it much easier to reach a wider range of users, and eliminates the need for separate development teams for each platform.

PWAs also have some performance advantages over traditional web apps. PWAs can be cached, which means that they can be loaded faster, even when the user is offline. This is because the app's resources (such as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript) are stored on the user's device, rather than being loaded from a server every time the app is used. Additionally, PWAs can take advantage of a device's hardware capabilities, such as the camera, Bluetooth and screen lock etc. that can improve the user experience. PWAs also have the advantage of being found and installed using search engines, much like regular websites. This eliminates the need for an app store and makes it simple for customers to find and install PWAs. Another advantage is the cost saving when creating a progressive web app, which is typically 3–4 times less than that of a native mobile app, but it can occasionally cost up to 10-15 times less.

How do PWA’s work?

To develop a PWA, you will need a basic understanding of web development and the latest web technologies such as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. There are also several frameworks and libraries available to help you build PWAs, such as Angular, React, and Vue.js. Additionally, you'll need to understand service workers and web manifest files, which are used to make the PWA run offline and to set up the PWA's icon and start URL.

In summary, Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) are a web application that combines the best features of web and native apps. They are platform-independent, performant, discoverable through search engines, and provide a seamless offline experience. PWAs can be developed with basic knowledge of web development and use of modern web. With more and more users spending time on their mobile devices, PWAs are an excellent way for businesses to reach a wider audience, improve user engagement, and increase conversions.

We hope that gave you an insight on how PWA’s work and how they are beneficial and a very cost effective tool to use for any type of business.

If you think PWA would enhance your company we can help. Contact us to talk through your requirements and we’ll provide a custom unique solution for your business.

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