Progressive Web Apps

PWA or Progressive Web App is a term for a regular website that has a couple special features

  • Able to be 'installed' on your desktop or phone (Android, not really Apple) like a regular app (yes, you can uninstall too). This way you don't need to load Chrome to run the app

  • Have a service worker, which runs separately from the website/app and can handle notifications sent by the server (known as 'push' notifications, such as you get with regular apps when Facebook wants to sell you something) and also allow the app to work offline