A Beginner’s Guide To Progressive Web Apps

Kevin Farrugia, Smashing Magazine, Apr 11, 2017
Commentary by Stephen Downes

I spent a good part of the day investigating progressive web apps (PWA). These are the result of a model proposed by Google back in 2015 that merges web browser applications with mobile applications. The idea is that you write the same code for everything, and this code is progressive (runs on any platform), responsive (resizes for different windows), discoverable, and more. Here's a guide from Google on building your first PWA. Here's a selection of PWAs. And the tweet from Bryan ✻llendyke that set me off: "The way to create a decentralized learning record store IS to create an lmsless university via a PWA." Well yeah.

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