If you are using Android or Chrome, you might have already come across a Progressive Web Apps. These use relatively fresh new web technologies to make websites work better offline or with low-internet connections, which often mimics as native apps.

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Progressive Web Apps Into Windows Apps

Microsoft wants to get into the action to Windows 10 with a new version of Microsoft Edge that will support the necessary web technologies. Unlike Electron apps, PWAs can’t include native OS-dependent code. They are still just websites with better caching, notifications and background functionality.

However, a lot of Electrons apps are simply a website wrapped in an OS-native launcher and it is possible that many of these could switch over to PWAs. Well, Microsoft will soon start adding high-quality PWAs to the Microsoft Store and developers can also submit their PWA for consideration.

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It is worth noting that, PWAs work on recent Windows Insider Program builds of Windows 10 and should roll out to everyone, later this year. Just for your understanding, Twitter and Flipboard have PWAs which you can put on your Android home screen, will behave like a light apps without installing.


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