Progressive web app overview | One Dev Minute

Progressive web app overview | One Dev Minute

Progressive Web Apps, or PWAs, are websites that function like native apps across browsers and the entire range of Windows 10 devices. PWAs are discoverable via web search and the Microsoft Store, with access to the hundreds of millions of users on Windows 10. Building a PWA enables you to extend your web app’s functionality to Windows: launch from your home screen, engage users with push-notifications, share the URL link to your app, and work offline. Access to WinRT APIs allows for native feature detection, such as device and hardware capabilities, so that you can take full advantage of everything a user’s device has to offer. Whether you’re building an Enterprise app that your employees can securely use anywhere, an Education app for your school that will work with Window 10 S-mode, or a cross-platform app for any device, PWAs may be your answer. When you’re building a PWA, you can use Visual Studio to code your app with the web framework of your choice. In addition to standard PWA support, Microsoft offers tools like: PWA Builder to help with set up, Microsoft Edge F12 developer tools for inspecting and debugging, and webhint for automated testing. Unlike a “packaged” web app, PWAs are hosted on your servers and can be updated without issuing updates to an app store. To learn more about how to develop PWAs on Windows 10, head here:

Danny Hutson

6 thoughts on “Progressive web app overview | One Dev Minute

  1. Nice…. love what Microsoft is doing for software development. It's why I, as a new developer, am going all in with the development ecosystem and technologies provides by Microsoft, like Xamarin, Azure and PWA.

  2. People commenting over here might interested in our opensource development ReactPWA.

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