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Progressive Web Apps have leapfrogged the native install model … but challenges remain

In this weeks headline Michael Mahemoff looks at the current state of Progressive Web Apps and finds that we’re in a pretty damn good position, but still there are hurdles that we need to overcome before we can truly win a face off against native apps. Great read to get up to speed on the situation.

While the HTML5 era (2008-2012, say) introduced many conventional app components, they emerged in parallel with the mobile revolution. I don’t say “so-called revolution”. It was an actual revolution in every way, changing forever how apps are designed, developed, and distributed. HTML5 was already ushering in a flood of new tech, it was never going to be possible to make it all mobile-savvy at the same time, and this led to a world where people went crazy for apps.

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