Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) are web apps built and enhanced with modern APIs to deliver enhanced capabilities, reliability, and installability while reaching anyone, anywhere, on any device, all with a single codebase. 

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A Progressive Web Apps (PWA) is a web apps that use progressive enhancement to provide users with a more reliable experience, use new capabilities to provide a more integrated experience, and can be installed. And, because it's a web app, it can reach anyone, anywhere, on any device, all with a single codebase. Once installed, a PWA looks like any other app, specifically:

  • It has an icon on the home screen, app launcher, launchpad, or start menu.

  • It appears when you search for apps on the device.

  • It opens in a standalone window, wholly separated from a browser's user interface.

  • It has access to higher levels of integration with the OS, for example, URL handling or title bar customization.

  • It works offline.

Platform-specific apps 

Platform-specific apps, on both mobile and desktop, are known for being rich and reliable. They're ever-present, on home screens, docks, and taskbars. They work regardless of network connection, and launch in their own standalone experience. They can read and write files from the local file system, access hardware connected via USB, serial, or Bluetooth, and interact with data stored on your devices, such as contacts and calendar events. In platform-specific applications, you can take pictures, play songs listed on the home screen, or control media playback while in another app. These applications feel like part of the device they run on.

In modern mobile operating systems, platform-specific apps are installed mostly from app stores, with rules and limitations on who can publish and what can be published for their users. These apps are typically shipped as a large, indivisible package, and every update needs re-packaging, re-signing, re-approval, and on-device re-installation.

A challenge for platform-specific apps is that they are not compatible with multiple platforms and devices, so it's not easy, if even possible, to move an Android app to iOS or an iOS to Windows or ChromeOS without creating a new app from scratch.


Bringing the best of both worlds 

If you think about platform apps and web apps in terms of capabilities and reach, platform apps represent the best of capabilities, whereas web apps represent the best of reach. Progressive Web Apps sit at the intersection of the capabilities of platform apps and the reach of web apps. A Progressive Web App includes features from both worlds.


  • Linkability

  • Accessible by default

  • Ubiquitous

  • Easy to Deploy

  • Easy to Update

  • Everyone can publish

Platform apps 

  • Offline-capable

  • High performance

  • Device Integration

  • Standalone experience

  • Installed Icon

  • Rich and reliable

Other devices 

Some other small devices support PWAs, such as game consoles (Xbox with Microsoft Store) or XR devices (Microsoft Hololens, plans for Facebook's Oculus). However, the rest of the devices with a browser do not typically accept PWAs, including:

  • Game consoles

  • Smart TVs

  • Smartwatches

  • Cars

Your PWA will always work in the browser of all devices with their specific limitations. This ability to work in many devices, lets you create multi-device journeys, where the user can start a task in one device and complete it on another device, with data synced across them, with the exact same deployed app.