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The search for App-iness: Progressive Web Apps

The search for App-iness: Progressive Web Apps

The search for App-iness: Progressive Web Apps

The search for App-iness: Progressive Web Apps

Author

Sharissa Kuurstra

Category
PWA

Publish Date

August 3, 2019

Introduction

Progressive Web Apps combine the best of the web and the best of apps. They load quickly, even on flaky networks, as top-level, full-screen experiences. Additionally, they can be added to your home screen and can re-engage with users by sending push notifications.

But what is a Progressive Web App? At its core, a PWA is a web application that uses the latest web capabilities to deliver a native app-like experience to users. It is the technology that will bring consistency between web and native apps and replace both with a single instance. This brings along many benefits, such as:

- Mobile-First Experience

- Improves your SEO

- Reduces development costs and enables faster innovation

- Increases customer engagement

“Any webshop should consider delivering their services not just as a standard online store, but as a Progressive Web App. With the majority of eCommerce websites not adopting this new technology yet, they represent a rare and exciting opportunity to get ahead of the competition.”

Over the years, Jamie Maria Schouren, Co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer at Deity, has attended and spoken at multiple events, among others OdessaJS and JSNation. One of her talks was called: The search for App-iness. In this talk, Jamie Maria explains the what, why, and how of Progressive Web Apps, and tells about her own quest in the search for "app-iness". With code examples and real-life​ use cases, she shows why PWAs are the future of the web!

Click here for the short version of the talk (10 minutes) and here for the more extensive version (40 minutes).

Introduction

Progressive Web Apps combine the best of the web and the best of apps. They load quickly, even on flaky networks, as top-level, full-screen experiences. Additionally, they can be added to your home screen and can re-engage with users by sending push notifications.

But what is a Progressive Web App? At its core, a PWA is a web application that uses the latest web capabilities to deliver a native app-like experience to users. It is the technology that will bring consistency between web and native apps and replace both with a single instance. This brings along many benefits, such as:

- Mobile-First Experience

- Improves your SEO

- Reduces development costs and enables faster innovation

- Increases customer engagement

“Any webshop should consider delivering their services not just as a standard online store, but as a Progressive Web App. With the majority of eCommerce websites not adopting this new technology yet, they represent a rare and exciting opportunity to get ahead of the competition.”

Over the years, Jamie Maria Schouren, Co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer at Deity, has attended and spoken at multiple events, among others OdessaJS and JSNation. One of her talks was called: The search for App-iness. In this talk, Jamie Maria explains the what, why, and how of Progressive Web Apps, and tells about her own quest in the search for "app-iness". With code examples and real-life​ use cases, she shows why PWAs are the future of the web!

Click here for the short version of the talk (10 minutes) and here for the more extensive version (40 minutes).

Introduction

Progressive Web Apps combine the best of the web and the best of apps. They load quickly, even on flaky networks, as top-level, full-screen experiences. Additionally, they can be added to your home screen and can re-engage with users by sending push notifications.

But what is a Progressive Web App? At its core, a PWA is a web application that uses the latest web capabilities to deliver a native app-like experience to users. It is the technology that will bring consistency between web and native apps and replace both with a single instance. This brings along many benefits, such as:

- Mobile-First Experience

- Improves your SEO

- Reduces development costs and enables faster innovation

- Increases customer engagement

“Any webshop should consider delivering their services not just as a standard online store, but as a Progressive Web App. With the majority of eCommerce websites not adopting this new technology yet, they represent a rare and exciting opportunity to get ahead of the competition.”

Over the years, Jamie Maria Schouren, Co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer at Deity, has attended and spoken at multiple events, among others OdessaJS and JSNation. One of her talks was called: The search for App-iness. In this talk, Jamie Maria explains the what, why, and how of Progressive Web Apps, and tells about her own quest in the search for "app-iness". With code examples and real-life​ use cases, she shows why PWAs are the future of the web!

Click here for the short version of the talk (10 minutes) and here for the more extensive version (40 minutes).

Interested in Progressive Web Apps?

Deity PWA Storefront is a fully packed hosted front-end platform, giving you the power to create the best Progressive Web App experience for your webshop. It gives you out of the box top performance, offline mode, add-to home screen, full-screen experience, push notifications, and more. Deity is platform agnostic and can integrate with any platform or data source by API and GraphQL. 

For more information about Deity, watch our videos or visit our product page. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us. We are more than happy to answer any questions you might have.

Interested in Progressive Web Apps?

Deity PWA Storefront is a fully packed hosted front-end platform, giving you the power to create the best Progressive Web App experience for your webshop. It gives you out of the box top performance, offline mode, add-to home screen, full-screen experience, push notifications, and more. Deity is platform agnostic and can integrate with any platform or data source by API and GraphQL. 

For more information about Deity, watch our videos or visit our product page. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us. We are more than happy to answer any questions you might have.

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    Head of Engineering
    Jimmy Brings

    The Composable architecture already paid off, we've already made changes to some of the internal microservices and didn’t have to push the release out to any of the frontend components or change anything in the code base. It really builds confidence and solves the problems we had in the past, which is amazing!

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    Rouven Weßling

    Dir. Technology Partnerships
    Contentful

    The integration between Deity and Contentful opens the possibility to connect to any ecommerce service quickly and securely. We are excited about working together to help our customers make the jump from legacy systems to a composable commerce architecture.

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    Martijn Phijffer

    Business Development Man.
    PostNL

    In recent months, I've discovered Deity as a highly skilled company that swiftly addressed our complex online challenges. Their composable commerce engine is truly impressive. I strongly recommend them for any

    online needs.

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    Ivo Bronsveld

    Head of Integrations

    commercetools

    Deity opens up the world of composable commerce for commercetools merchants by providing a powerful set of building blocks. Deity is a solution to watch, they are one of the next big things in commerce.

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    Sergiu Tabaran

    Chief Operating Officer
    Absolute Web

    Deity’s innovative solution allows our merchants to adopt headless much more quickly than managing multiple layers of custom development, a huge leap forward!

  • background-color

    Adam Watt

    Head of Engineering
    Jimmy Brings

    The Composable architecture already paid off, we've already made changes to some of the internal microservices and didn’t have to push the release out to any of the frontend components or change anything in the code base. It really builds confidence and solves the problems we had in the past, which is amazing!

  • background-color

    Rouven Weßling

    Dir. Technology Partnerships
    Contentful

    The integration between Deity and Contentful opens the possibility to connect to any ecommerce service quickly and securely. We are excited about working together to help our customers make the jump from legacy systems to a composable commerce architecture.

  • background-color

    Martijn Phijffer

    Business Development Man.
    PostNL

    In recent months, I've discovered Deity as a highly skilled company that swiftly addressed our complex online challenges. Their composable commerce engine is truly impressive. I strongly recommend them for any

    online needs.

  • background-color

    Ivo Bronsveld

    Head of Integrations

    commercetools

    Deity opens up the world of composable commerce for commercetools merchants by providing a powerful set of building blocks. Deity is a solution to watch, they are one of the next big things in commerce.

  • background-color

    Sergiu Tabaran

    Chief Operating Officer
    Absolute Web

    Deity’s innovative solution allows our merchants to adopt headless much more quickly than managing multiple layers of custom development, a huge leap forward!

  • background-color

    Adam Watt

    Head of Engineering
    Jimmy Brings

    The Composable architecture already paid off, we've already made changes to some of the internal microservices and didn’t have to push the release out to any of the frontend components or change anything in the code base. It really builds confidence and solves the problems we had in the past, which is amazing!

  • background-color

    Rouven Weßling

    Dir. Technology Partnerships
    Contentful

    The integration between Deity and Contentful opens the possibility to connect to any ecommerce service quickly and securely. We are excited about working together to help our customers make the jump from legacy systems to a composable commerce architecture.

  • background-color

    Martijn Phijffer

    Business Development Man.
    PostNL

    In recent months, I've discovered Deity as a highly skilled company that swiftly addressed our complex online challenges. Their composable commerce engine is truly impressive. I strongly recommend them for any

    online needs.

  • background-color

    Ivo Bronsveld

    Head of Integrations

    commercetools

    Deity opens up the world of composable commerce for commercetools merchants by providing a powerful set of building blocks. Deity is a solution to watch, they are one of the next big things in commerce.

  • background-color

    Sergiu Tabaran

    Chief Operating Officer
    Absolute Web

    Deity’s innovative solution allows our merchants to adopt headless much more quickly than managing multiple layers of custom development, a huge leap forward!

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