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For a while now, I've wanted to expand my skills into mobile app development. Having done some Googling and watched several YouTube videos regarding native versus hybrid apps, I decided to go native. I did my homework regarding React, Ionic, etc and decided to go native. I settled on the NativeScript + TypeScript combo although it seems most tutorials are about Angular. Anyway, after watching quite a number of videos, just when I was about to dive into things, someone turned off the lights! Progressive what? PWA? Haven't you heard about this? No, I haven't! Where have you been? Let's not go there...
OK, so I don't know much about mobile apps as you can tell (or even much about frontend development as my personal websites do tell, ). At first, I dismissed Progressive Web Apps as another Google tech that is bound to fail....until I read that Twitter, Blah Blah, have joined the bandwagon and the thing is gaining serious traction.
It was back to more Googling. I now know (I think) what Progressive Web Apps are (or are meant to be). Naturally, my first question was Progressive Web Apps versus Native apps. So, I asked Google. Google told me to stop asking that question. To be precise, it told me (at least with the first couple of results) that that was the wrong question to ask! I tried finding out why, but the answer was hidden down some deep mobile rabbit hole that I didn't have time to fully descend into.
It seems I am back to where I started. Native apps seem to be promising first class citizenship (who doesn't want that?). On the other hand, I am being told, Progressive Web Apps are the bright shiny future that will solve all our problems (and maybe even shutdown the Play Store! ). Please be gentle with my ignorant self. I have asked Google but she hasn't bothered or cannot be bothered to reply or I am asking her the wrong questions. I simply want to know if Progressive Web Apps can or will one day be able to be used to:
Build apps like WhatsApp, etc? Build games like Candy Crush (what?)? Build premium apps (how would that work?) Or...are Progressive Web Apps just a replacement for mobile.domain.com? Should I ditch my NativeScript??
If someone could help me out here (once you're done laughing at my silly questions ) and/or point me to resources that will answer my questions, I'll be forever grateful .
Here my friends at Jumpitt Labs
used Processwire as the Main Framework for their website (because I recommend it to them)
They are nice folks and make mobile apps
and applications in Valparaíso, Chile.
I didn´t make their website, I´m just post it to show it here