A Progressive Web App (PWA) is a Web App or Website that looks and behaves as if it is a mobile app. PWAs are built to take advantage of native mobile device features, without requiring the end user to visit an app store, make a purchase and download software locally. We enjoy staying up to date with the latest web design tools, and therefore we have decided to give you a better insight into how Adoctus leverages the capabilities of PWA’s in E-Learning.
Before we dive into how PWA’s are used in E-Learning, we are going to have a look at some other companies that are currently using PWA’s successfully:
In an essay regarding why progressive web apps are essential, how they work and their impact on businesses, someone wrote:
“PWAs are powerful, effective, fast and app-like.
It’s hard to imagine a mobile web property that could not be significantly improved via PWA implementation. They can also potentially eliminate the need for many “vanity” native apps that exist today.”
What gives PWAs it’s futuristic touch is its quick navigation on low networks and the fact that it seamlessly loads animations. Take Uber’s PWA, for instance; it effortlessly loads within three seconds on a 2G network. Tinder also reaped the benefits of PWA when they cut their load time from 11.91 seconds to 4.69 seconds. Pinterest, on the other hand, had 60% more engagement after they rebuilt their mobile app into a PWA, because it became possible for their users to receive push notifications, and launch the app from their devices’ home screens.
People aren’t as interested in mobile apps as they used to be, and app download rates are decreasing with 20% every year. The reason for this isn’t because fewer people are using their cellphones, quite the opposite is exact actually. People are burned out by all the unnecessary apps that are available in app stores.
People used to browse around the app stores for novelty, but modern individuals prefer to focus on essential apps that have core functions; that is why responsive web design and learning has become a significant buzz term. Everyone should consider building their content with sensitive design techniques in mind, or they might end up being left behind with all the other outdated technology. The latest content authoring systems are optimized to work well on mobile devices and have responsive approaches built into their very core.
PWAs act like apps on mobile devices, but in actual fact, it’s actually web pages that use offline push notifications and can be added to home pages on mobile and other devices. It’s clear to see that one of the most prominent advantages of PWAs is that it doesn’t need to go through the app store process. It’s also quicker to update and maintain, and you spend a fraction of the time you would have on building it.
Here is how progressive Web applications are changing the Mobile Experience:
About half the traffic on the web is now through mobile phones. Instead of thinking about mobile apps for learning, Adoctus approached a better solution to ensure our LMS (Learning Management Solution) is mobile optimised and Light on Data Usage.
Adoctus’ Core PWA Advantages are: