If you are a smartphone user (and who isn’t these days?), chances are that you’ve already been using progressive web applications (PWAs). That’s because PWAs look and feel remarkably like native applications and can be purchased or downloaded in the App Store or Google Play, just like any other native app. However, PWAs can also look and feel remarkably like a normal website, but with improved performance. So what exactly are they and why are industry giants like Twitter, Pinterest, and Starbucks making the switch?

Jesse Swedlund

Full Stack Software Developer and Outdoor Enthusiast.

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