Not really a question - PWAs

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soa
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Not really a question - PWAs

Post by soa » Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:45 pm

I've been talking up PWAs as the future of VLWEB for a while now and I noticed today that there has been a lot of activity in this area.

Although Google/Chrome are the prime drivers in this area Microsoft have had a recent burst of activity.

https://www.thurrott.com/cloud/microsof ... wa-now-too

The web version of Outlook now has an install button on the page (for some users) that creates a locally installed PWA version.

https://www.thurrott.com/windows/window ... windows-10

The new version of Edge (which is more-or-less now Chrome) supports feature that let PWAs behave even more like 'normal' installed apps.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft ... ans-again/

As well as the above MS development tool folks are talking up the web and PWAs as a way of delivering applications across its new range of hardware, including dual screen devices, more of which are not running on the Wintel platform so it makes a lot of sense.

I feel that VLWEB is very close to doing all this. They would be at the very forfront if they could get this out soon.

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Re: Not really a question - PWAs

Post by dannyoorburg » Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:39 am

Hi,

I normally don't comment on work in progress as it's not of any use to anyone unless it's GA....but I just want to make one exception and mention that I happen to know that PWA's are definitely on the roadmap.

Just remember that the definition of PWA is quite a broad one.

This is what Google says...

Progressive Web Apps are user experiences that have the reach of the web, and are:

Reliable - Load instantly and never show the downasaur, even in uncertain network conditions.

Fast - Respond quickly to user interactions with silky smooth animations and no janky scrolling.

Engaging - Feel like a natural app on the device, with an immersive user experience.


Which means there's a whole range of improvements to VL Web in the pipeline to ensure a VL Web App is well and truly a modern Progressive Web App....

Danny

soa
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Re: Not really a question - PWAs

Post by soa » Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:30 am

Looking forward to whatever comes next!

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