Frameworks and Tools for Progressive Web Apps

Videocap from GDD Europe '17 with tips and tools from proper PWA development
15 September 2017   2215

Progressive Web Apps (PWA) was announced by Google in 2015. This format of creating mobile websites attracted attention due to the relative ease of development and almost instantaneous interaction with the user. As early as May 2016, at the Google I / O Developer Conference, The Washington Post demonstrated its mobile hybrid site-application.

What is PWA? You can perceive this as a site built using web technologies, but which interacts with the user as an application. The advances in the development of browsers, cache and Push-interfaces allowed installing the application on the home screen directly from the browser, receiving pop-up notifications and even working offline.

Progressive Web Apps are spreading across the web faster than anyone could have predicted. Two years ago, developers needed to do most of the plumbing themselves to take advantage of the new APIs available in the browser, but today we have powerful and robust tools that can help developers of any background to quickly ship more engaging applications. In this video, you learn about: best practices for PWAs that you should be taking advantage of, the tools that exist to assist developers coming from a wide variety of backgrounds, the philosophies and visions behind these tools, and practical tips for getting started.

Chrome 73 Released

Now the Android version of popular browser has Lite page mode that speeds up website download and reduces traffic consumption
13 March 2019   214

Google has released another update Chrome.

  • The Android application has Lite pages mode for optimizing pages, speeding up their loading and reducing traffic, as well as a new download manager.
  • Settings for account management and synchronization are collected in a separate section - Sync and Google services.
  • Improved video mode “picture in picture”. A floating window can now make web applications (PWA): chat rooms, instant messengers, video conferencing. And added the button "Skip advertising".
  • It is forbidden to load external resources in scripts provided by extensions. Extension developers now need to use background handlers.

The previous version was released in late January.