Progressive web apps

Progressive Web Applications (PWA) are becoming increasingly popular due to their ability to offer a seamless user experience across all devices.

In this guide, we will take you through everything you need to know about PWA and how to enable it in your app.

What is a PWA?

A PWA, or Progressive Web Application, is a web application that uses modern web technologies to deliver a native app-like experience to its users. PWAs are designed to work on any device, regardless of the operating system or screen size. PWAs can be accessed through web browsers and can be installed on the user's device, giving them an app-like experience. As a result, users of your app will have the option to install it, just like a native app.

Benefits of PWA

We have integrated PWA to provide users with a seamless and fast experience. Some of the benefits of PWA:

  • Faster load times: PWAs are designed to load quickly, even on slow network connections.

  • Push notifications: PWAs can send push notifications to the user's device, increasing user engagement.

  • App-like experience: PWAs offer an experience similar to a native app, with a smooth and responsive interface.

How to enable PWA in your app?

Enabling PWA for your app is easy and straightforward. Follow these steps to enable PWA:

  1. Go to your app settings page and select the Progressive Web App option from the sidebar.

  2. Switch the toggle to enable PWA. Please make sure that you have added a title, a description, and a favicon icon and have published your app.

  3. Now, just head to your app and do a reload. You will see a prompt to install the app.

Enabling PWA

Installing PWA on desktop

Installing PWA on mobile

Instant PWA Functionality

Enabling PWA for your Noloco app is seamless. Simply enable it from the PWA settings in your app. Your app users can then install it directly from their browsers, when they open your app, making it accessible from their home screens.

Cross-Platform Compatibility

Whether your users are on iOS, Android, Windows, or MacOS, they can download and engage with your app as if it were a native application, ensuring a uniform experience across all devices.

Native Push Notifications:

Keep your app users engaged with native push notifications. Whether it’s for comments, mentions, or any custom Noloco notifications, this feature ensures that your users stay informed and engaged with your app, wherever they are.

Notifications will still appear in your notification centre, but if notification permissions are given to your app, then notifications will be sent as native notifications, whether the app is open or not.

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