Progressive Web Apps for Android


#1

Any thoughts on a Progressive Web Apps approach for Android? It would use the regular mobile web app code, plus a service worker layer that would do push notifications, and later, caching and native offline support.

If I understand correctly that with https serving + service worker + a simple manifest.json file, we get “Add to home screen” capability and push notifications.

https://developers.google.com/web/progressive-web-apps


#2

Thanks @Tom, sounds interesting, would highly welcome opinions of other community members?

Would also encourage any supporter to contribute this to feature idea forum where it can be upvoted.


#3

@Tom its a very interesting technology and i want to use it in my project but i have 1 query, as my project has a module where I want to read sms from user’s phone internally and automatically to store the data for later use in the web app. This is currently available in native apps. So can it be implemented in progressive apps.