Progressive Web Apps
(PWA) Progressive Web Apps designed by Kodako are used by all of our clients in Adelaide. Your users can install your website as a PWA on their mobile device or via the latest browser versions as a desktop browser app. Progressive web apps are hybrid websites cached on the user’s device. As a result, your site loads almost instantly like any other mobile or desktop app. A PWA is installed without downloading from Apple App Store or Google Play. Launched from an icon, your website content is available almost immediately.
Due to caching the content on the device, a PWA performs faster than websites. Consequently, your PWA will have fast navigation because only updated content will reload. Progressive web apps (PWA) is a new technology for modern browsers. A PWA seems like a website but in contrast behaves like a mobile app. Installed on the phone like a mobile app, can be launched from the home screen. As a result, your website content is always accessible to users without the use of search engines. Kodako PWA’s can use UTM tracking to record traffic from your app to your website via Google Analytics.
Users browsing your website from a supported mobile device will see a “Add To Home Screen” notice at the bottom of the screen. Users can ‘install your website’ on the home screen of their device. Every page visited is stored locally on their device and consequently will be available to read online or offline. Users can come back to your website by launching the app from their home screen. Similar to a normal website they can interact with your website through an app-like interface using icons. Because your users will experience almost instant loading times they won’t hesitate to use your PWA again. Furthermore, it requires only a little more work to design a PWA resulting in an inexpensive website and app combined.
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. 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.
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