Integration of Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) in Web Application Development to Provide a Better User Experience

Prateek Sharma
17 January 2023

The online industry is constantly evolving and seeking new solutions, much like most other aspects of life. The use of mobile devices has significantly expanded over the past ten years, and this trend is just about to continue for the foreseeable future.

To take advantage of both web and native app features, PWAs are web apps that have been designed using a number of specialized technologies and patterns. Web apps can be shared by sharing a link, and they are more easily found than native apps. It is also quicker and easier to visit a website than download an application. PWAs allow you to develop web applications that can benefit from similar advantages of native applications.

Integrating PWA technology offers a vast range of new and strong capabilities that significantly enhance the web experience. There are numerous features and benefits of PWA’s like:

Faster Loading Time

PWAs employ Client-Side Rendering or CSR technique. This method employs JavaScript to render content in the client’s browser which eventually helps to load the webpage faster. The user is just receiving a short string of data with a JavaScript file, which will request and render the relevant sections of the page in the client’s browser, rather than obtaining a whole HTML document from the server every time. This results in a noticeably faster website page load time.

Browsing Offline

This does not mean a true offline environment. Custom rules can override the default browser caching management, and cache storage are independent of the distant server. In case you lose internet connectivity while browsing and you click the Back button, a cached page containing the previously received information is provided and displayed rather than a 404 error. Even offline checkout is an option however once you receive network connectivity, your data will be processed.

More accessible

Launching an app on the Apple App Store is not simple. Due to the intense competition from other apps, there is a lengthy review procedure with strict (and, some would argue, arbitrary) standards for acceptance. The buyer journey is further complicated by the additional step of going to an app store (iOS or Android) to download an app making it necessary for potential customers to go to an app store and actually download the app increases friction and increases the risk of losing those consumers. On the other hand, a progressive web app can be downloaded instantly from any location, including a company website, an email attachment, or the cloud.


The optimal user experience is what progressive web apps are all about, and they work exceptionally well for mobile device users. Progressive Web Apps are incredibly lightweight and may function flawlessly even on low-bandwidth networks despite having a ton of incredible features.

Analyzing platforms

You are left with the unpleasant task of getting beyond platform-specific restrictions because every platform has advantages and disadvantages. Instead of creating and maintaining distinct native apps for the web, iOS, and Android, platform-agnostic apps are a more effective option. No matter what platform a user interacts with your app on, you can give them the same experience with PWA.

Indexing and linking

Progressive Web Apps have URLs and may be scanned and indexed by search engines just like any other website. Users can access PWA pages directly from SERPs, unlike native apps.
All these features of PWA collectively lead to a more satisfying user experience with great benefits to application performance and accessibility including;

• Improvement in loading time after installation of the app, as well as time and bandwidth savings, made possible by caching with service personnel. PWAs load almost immediately.

• When an app update is available, the option to just update the material that has changed. With a native app, however, even the smallest change may need the user to download the entire application again.

• A look and feel that is more in line with the native platform—app launcher or home screen icons, programs that run in full-screen mode by default, etc.

• Reconnecting with users through push notifications and system notifications encourages greater user engagement and improve conversion rates.

By standing out from the competition and providing a superior digital experience that results in higher engagement, customer happiness, and conversion rates, PWA provides you the opportunity to win over mobile users.

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