Last Friday I presented about Progressive Web Apps (PWA) at the awwwards conference in Berlin.
I was pretty lucky as @DasSurma also covered the same topic later in the evening with a more WordPress focused approach.
I am sorry that I couldn’t stay for the whole event, but we got booted out by security as my partner and me had brought our dog. We had asked upfront but there was a miscommunication between the organisers and the event staff. So we had to leave early.
The talk I gave was “Minding the P in PWA” and I covered the idea that we talk too much about the nuts and bolts of PWAs instead of seeing their benefits.
I am pretty sure that awwwards will soon release the video. Until then you can also watch the longer version of this talk at Skillsmatter which I gave last month at the London PWA Meetup.
The resources I covered:
- What the web can do — a dashboard of extended features of the web like sensor access checking if your current browser supports it or not
- Mozilla ServiceWorker Cookbook— recipes of different ways to use ServiceWorkers.
- Google Workbox — an abstraction library to ease the work with the moving ServiceWorker spec
- Google Lighthouse — an audit extension to the Chrome developer tools that lints and checks the quality of a PWA opened in the browser
- PWA Builder — an open source project by Microsoft that allows you to pre-seed a manifest from an existing URL and create a ServiceWorker for you. You enter a URL, and you get a PWA and binary fallbacks for the PWA in the end.
- Details on the support for ServiceWorkers and WebManifest in Apple Safari/Webkit — including some interesting facts about how Safari deals with defunct and old caches
- PWA Stats — a resource by Cloud Four showcasing PWA success stories. This is great if you need to convince business owners to go the PWA route
- PWA on Windows 10— an in-depth article showing what Windows 10 offers to PWAs, including Service Worker support in Edge and web indexing of PWAs and automatic ingestion into the Windows store. There’s also a great tweet by @kirupa, showing what a PWA would look like on Windows 10:
Again sorry for having to bail early, please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have more PWA questions.