#30 — PWA, Progressive Web App, and the future

10 things worth sharing

This week, I focus on links and resources on Progressive Web App.

  1. Must watch video: “Progressive Web Apps is the new Ajax” by Chris Wilson.

  2. AppCache was deprecated. Service Worker is the new way to put web offline.

  3. Building progressive web app with React, part 1 and part 2.

  4. Any demos? Yes, PWA.rocks. Please note that they won’t work on iOS.

  5. Webkit is considering to implement Service Worker. At least, it is in Webkit’s 5-year-plan.

  6. Is Webkit being slow? It depends. Some say Safari is the new IE. Some say not.

  7. Speaking of JS things. Here is how it feels to learn JavaScript in 2016.

  8. No worry. Everything is fine with JavaScript.

  9. So you want to build a mobile web app? Let’s take a look at the state of HTML mobile frameworks in 2016.

  10. By the way, this surprises me: we may not need head and body tag anymore, under certain conditions.

Hope you enjoy the links.

I believe by the time of 2018 or 2019, we won’t have the boundary of web and app. Both the functionality of web technology and performance of mobile devices — I meant Android, iPhone is fast enough — are ready for building web truly like native app experience. And native app APIs still take an important role thanks to the OS level’s specific features.

At that moment, we won’t care which technology to use. We care how both web tech and app API combines to provide the best experience, from discovering, to using, to emerging, to linking between web/app.

Enjoy the week! Enjoy PWA! Mobile web is just at it’s starting point.

Until next week,
Thomas Mak