Building Progressive Web Apps: Bringing the Power of Native to the Browser

Building Progressive Web Apps: Bringing the Power of Native to the Browser
By Tal Ater

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Move over native apps. New progressive web apps have capabilities that will soon make you obsolete. With this hands-on guide, web developers and business execs will learn how—and why—to develop web apps that take advantage of features that have so far been exclusive to native apps. Features that include fast load times, push notifications, offline access, homescreen shortcuts, and an entirely app-like experience.

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

  • 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


Product Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #107590 in Books
  • Published on: 2017-09-22
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 9.00" h x .50" w x 7.00" l, .0 pounds
  • Binding: Paperback
  • 288 pages

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About the Author

Tal Ater is a developer, consultant and entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience. His experience includes both client, server and product development, and managing R&D and product departments. He is very passionate and involved with the open source community. His open source contributions, including his popular Service Worker and Speech Recognition libraries, are used by millions of people every day. He has written and spoken extensively on web development, product development, security and open source. His work and research has been extensively featured in the media, including Forbes, The New York Times and the BBC, making his mother very proud.


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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
5An amazing intro to PWAs that isn't disconnected from the real world
By Delicious and Hungry
An amazing introduction to progressive web apps - one that doesn't hide behind clean perfect sample projects that have nothing to do with the real world (seriously, when was the last time you had to build a todo app?). Instead, this book takes the kind of projects you might find yourself tackling at work, and shows you the best way to approach them.

Each of the topics covered is approached from 2 different perspectives, so you can truly understand how you would implement those new web features, no matter what project you work on.

As an added bonus, the book has a bunch of short case studies and examples from interviews done with real teams working on real progressive web applications.

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
5A detailed guide to build a PWA
By Ritesh Kumar
The book deals with all the features of progressive web apps wonderfully. It contains real-world examples of websites that use all the features. I highly recommend this book for someone who wants to create a PWA.

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