Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) are the next big thing in web development as they bring mobile-app-like experiences to your users without requiring them to install an app from the app store/ play store.
“Progressive Web App” simply is a term summarizing all the features allowing you to deliver mobile-like experiences. The topic is highly trending and it also is a topic which is here to stay! Not only is it strongly promoted by Google (actually a lot of talks at Google I/O 2017, Google’s developer conference, were devoted to PWAs), it’s also quickly being adopted by big companies like Twitter or the Washington Post.
Having the skills to build and optimize these kind of web apps is already an important and highly demanded skill for modern web developers, a trend which is only going to accelerate! Therefore, learning how to build PWAs will give you a competitive edge!
In detail, this course will cover everything you need to build amazing PWAs – leading to a score of 100 (out of 100) in Google’s PWA auditing tool “Lighthouse”:
Detailed explanation about what a PWA exactly is
How to use an app manifest to make your web app installable on device homescreens
Using service workers to offer offline support by caching assets
Advanced service worker usage and caching strategies
A refresher on Promises and the Fetch API as both concepts are heavily used in PWAs
How to improve user engagement by adding push notifications
A way to synchronize data in the background, even if connection is lost
How to access native device features like the camera or geolocation
Using Workbox to make service worker management easier
Explanations on how to turn your next SPA project into a PWA