Building Progressive Web Apps (O'Reilly)
Building Progressive Web Apps (O'Reilly)
Wednesday, 08 November 2017

With a subtile of "Bringing the Power of Native to the Browser", this hands-on guide shows web developers how, and why, to develop web apps that take advantage of features that have so far been exclusive to native apps. The features covered by author Tal Ater include fast load times, push notifications, offline access, homescreen shortcuts, and an entirely app-like experience.


By making use of the latest browser APIs, progressive web apps combine all of the benefits of native apps, while avoiding their issues. Throughout the book Tal Ater shows you how to improve a simple website for the fictional Gotham Imperial Hotel into a modern progressive web app.

Author: Tal Ater
Publisher: O'Reilly
Date: Sept 2017
Pages: 288
ISBN: 978-1491961650
Print: 1491961651
Kindle: B075HP52WY
Audience: Web developers
Level: Intermediate
Category: Web design and development 



  • Understand how service workers work, and use them to create sites that launch in an instant, regardless of the user’s internet connection
  • Create full-screen web apps that launch from the phone's homescreen just like native apps
  • Re-engage users with push notifications, even days after they have left your site
  • Embrace offline-first and build web apps that gracefully handle loss of connectivity
  • Explore new UX opportunities and challenges presented by progressive web apps.

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