A progressive web app (PWA) is a website that looks and behaves as if it is a mobile app. PWAs are built to take advantage of native mobile device features, without requiring the end user to visit an app store, make a purchase and download software locally. Simply, PWAs are mobile sites built with a JavaScript framework that delivers an app-like experience to users.

Benefits of PWA

Low Development Costs:

PWAs do not require different versions for various devices; a single progressive app meets the requirements of all devices.

App-Like Look and Feel:

Progressive web applications provide an advanced user experience by combining the look and feel of mobile applications and the best website performance.

Fast Installation

Unlike regular mobile applications, PWAs do not require a long and complex installation process, which significantly improves user experience. Users just download an app, quickly and directly to their devices, and they do not need to go to the App Store or Google Play. 

Better Performance

PWAs cache and serve text, images and other content in a specific, efficient manner, which enables them to operate like websites and significantly improves the running speed.

No Updating Issues

PWAs have a specific functionality that allows them to update automatically, without notifying users and bothering them with permission requests. 

PWA feature in WP Travel Pro plugin

You can now use the PWA option with WP Travel plugin. To use it go through Admin Panel > WP Travel Settings > Advanced > PWA as shown in the screenshot below:

Enable PWA

App Fullname: This sets the App full name.

App short Name: This sets the App short name.

Start URL: This sets the App short name.

APP Logo: This sets the APP Logo. The image must be of size 192px*192px.

Installing PWA.

Now, you are ready to set up and use the PWA feature for that please follow the steps mentioned below:

Step 1: Open Chrome browser on your Android mobile, and type your site URL.

Step 2: Tap 3 vertical dots on the top-right corner of the browser.

PWA

Step 3: From the options, tap ‘Install app’.

Install PWA

Step 4: Tap ‘Add’ to confirm.

Step 5: WP Travel PWA is now added to the Home Screen and ready to be accessed.

PWA App

Reasons to choose a PWA

  • A PWA is the better choice if you’re planning to release an app in the shortest time. 
  • When optimized with SEO, the PWA ranks well on search engines and creates brand authority. 
  • Use PWA if you’re testing or building a simple app that doesn’t need the smartphone’s advanced features. 
  • It’s easier to share a PWA across your existing channels. 

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