PWA in Magento2: What is it ?

Nowadays, most of ecommerce store owners want PWAs, because of the popularity of progressive web applications is growing rapidly. Also, to run successful online business, it is necessary to feel excellent user experience.To keep up with this, you must follow recent technological trends, like progressive web apps (PWA).

PWAs created as the first step of making Magento headless. They  can be an alternative to a native app. As,browsing applications that are using PWAs looking excellent without need of any traditional app.

Why would I choose PWA for my Magento 2 store?

  1. Relatively small size: PWAs are far smaller than native apps; the set-up takes seconds, and the work is fast. Alos,  PWAs extensively use the capabilities of browsers and cache.
  2. Cross-platform nature: PWA is a type of software that shares features of websites and apps. Such applications aim to provide excellent user experience and are considered a great substitute for native apps
  3. Easy installation: A PWA will work on any platform even without installation.
  4. Developer Friendly: such solutions eliminate the need to develop separate apps for web, iOS, and Android or even release cross-platform solutions that don’t provide the best user experience. Thus, PWAs reduce the time and budget needed for web development.

Installation – Progressive Web Application

Installation of Progressive Web Application is very easy . you can check here. After installation done you have to run following commands in your magento root directory.

php bin/magento setup:upgrade
php bin/magento setup:di:compile
php bin/magento setup:static-content:deploy -f
php bin/magento cache:clean

And your installation process done.

Top 10 features provided by PWAs

  • quick performance and blazing-fast page load times;
  • outstanding UX and UI;
  • The “mobile” mode that allows you to send push notifications
  • availability offline.
  • Handy and responsive user interface.
  • The Add-to-Home-Screen feature
  • Prioritizing minimal page load time
  • Using plain fonts and basic elements.
  • Every new action is displayed on a new screen or popup.
  • Refreshing data without completely reloading pages.