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Progressive web apps

Younok Feb 04, 2018 03:05AM CET

Do you allow to create Progressive web apps? When i use the url in settings-domains, it does not allow to use some feature as facebook login in the « account »feature and push notifications for exemple. If your plateform don’t allow PWAs could you tell us if you plan to do so and if yes when?

Thanks a lot

Up 0 rated Down Feb 05, 2018 04:04PM CET Xtraball Agent

thanks for contacting us.

Regarding the PWA, it is actually more a concept than a kind of application or a feature, it is a web app (mobile website) with some specifications. It's a list of good practices for web apps to provide an experience close to the native applications. Almost like a website which would be W3C validated. For now Apple doesn't support many specifications of PWA on iOS, and it doesn't seem to be the case soon (Apple has no interest in allowing its users do things and purchases outside its App Store).
The PWA solution is pushed by the other actors of the app builder area since this is their unique solution to the Apple new rule. PWA is an operable solution on Android, but Google Play doesn't block the native applications made from builders.
Thus there is not a big interest for the users to use a web app version to set as a shortcut on their device home screen rather than a native app they can download from the store.
PWA is thus not a solution regarding Apple new rule since iOS doesn't support really PWA, and this is not a solution for Android also since the PWA doesn't provide a better experience for the users.
However, our web apps validate already many points of the PWA good practices, and we are closely following the PWA evolution.

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