Progressive web apps use today’s modern web technologies like the Service Worker API and the manifest.json file to give users a better experience. This mostly focuses on users accessing their app using a mobile phone. These technologies help users gain access to app content independent of the strength or existence of their network and lets the app connect to the user whether or not they have the app open, thanks to service workers. However, are these advantages actually advantageous to the users of your specific app? Do people really need a push notification every time you make a new post on your blog? Probably not.
Tara Manicsic details what kinds of apps really benefit from the advancements of modern web technologies and walks you through spinning one up.
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