Progressive Web Apps
Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) are web applications that offer users an app-like experience without requiring a download from an app store. PWAs can be installed on a user’s home screen, work offline, and have access to native device features. Kodako, a web design agency, can design PWAs for businesses to help them improve user engagement and increase conversions.
Kodako can create PWAs that offer a seamless user experience across different devices and platforms, making it easier for businesses to reach their target audience. By leveraging the latest web technologies such as service workers and Web App Manifests, Kodako can design PWAs that are fast, secure, and reliable. Kodako can help businesses optimize their PWAs for search engines, ensuring that they are discoverable by potential customers. Kodako can also provide ongoing support and maintenance, ensuring that the PWAs are up-to-date with the latest technologies and security protocols.
Overall, Kodako can help businesses leverage the power of PWAs to provide a better user experience, increase engagement, and drive more conversions.
A PWA is faster than a regular website since it caches content on the device, only updating what’s necessary. It’s a new technology that looks like a website but behaves like a mobile app. When installed, a PWA can be accessed from the home screen, without the need for search engines. Our Kodako PWA’s can use UTM tracking with Google Analytics, and users can ‘install’ your website to their home screen, making every page available online and offline. With instant loading times, users will likely access your PWA again. Plus, designing a PWA is inexpensive compared to creating a separate website and app.
Progressive Web App Features
Returns more traffic from mobile devices
Fast loading and performance in contrast to a website
Content will load even when the device is offline
Uses standard HTML5, CSS and JS therefore cheaper to build
Installs on mobiles via your browser and "Add To Home Screen"
Installs on computers via you browser's settings menu
Installing PWA Apps
On mobile, users will be prompted to install your PWA when viewing your website in their browser. The Add To Homescreen will automatically appear on Android devices while IOS users need click on Add To Homescreen from the footer menu using Safari only. Your PWA will appear with all your other apps on the home screen, swipe to find it. Click on the icon to launch your PWA. Your PWA will display in its own window even when you’re offline.
Install your website as a desktop browser app by clicking on the 3 dotted menu icon using the latest version of Chrome (mobile or desktop), top right of your browser. Navigate down and click Install Kodako (desktop) or Add To Home Screen (mobile). Then navigate (desktop) to the Apps icon, top far left, to launch a window with all your browser apps. You can even create an alias or shortcut and put it on your task bar or desktop.
Updating PWA Content
Updating content is much faster, cheaper and easier with a PWA compared with a native mobile app. As your website’s content is updated, Kodako will update your server’s cache so your PWA’s content is updated. No need to re-download it via online stores. Updating content is much faster, cheaper and easier with a PWA compared with a native mobile app. Read more about PWA development.