Google is really pushing Progressive Web Applications and the recent update to Chrome makes it easier to develop and install PWA’s. Windows and Apple have also made changes to their operating systems to better support PWA’s.
Here is a link to a recent article on PWA’s.
Google recently stated that PWA’s currently in their play store need to have some sort of offline functionality at the very least so users can access content offline.
Around this time last year there was a focus on pushing people to learn about PWA’s and in July 2020 there were quite a few tutorials and courses created teaching people how to create them.
Now I am seeing a strong push to turn existing and new websites into PWA’s which I guess replace the mobile version of websites entirely for an “application” version. Android, Windows, IOS, Chrome Browser etc… are turning more focus to PWA integration. It seems that PWA’s are being pushed heavily to be the new standard in web development through 2022+.
And the new block chain protocol " IPFS:\ " that the brave web browser has adopted.
The proposed change to the underlying structure of the internet itself and how websites and all internet content will be accessed in the future.
The link below to the article on the brave browser adoption, the white paper link is in the article for those interested.
What are your thoughts to these game changing developments?
Are you investigating PWA development?
Have you put any thought into making your websites PWA accessible?
I can see immediate advantage to PWA version of websites, for one, instant access to the content offline and queing commenting on posts, articles until the device is online again.
The internet structure changes proposed and being worked on for later this year, I am not sure about yet. I am concerned with how this impacts web hosting and Domains, DNS etc… Especially since with IPFS your content is cached and may not get updated regularly so there could be multiple versions of your sites available and depending where the user is they could see one version and if they go to another location get something different. I don’t know how I like that idea.