If You Can Build a Website, You Can Build an App!

Have you ever wished that you could build a website that worked like an app? Well, with Progressive Web Apps (PWAs), you can! There has been a lot of talk about Progressive Web Apps lately, and for good reason. They provide an excellent way to create engaging, responsive, and reliable web experiences without the need for a traditional app. Building a progressive web app may be the best decision you ever make as a freelancer or entrepreneur. 


Here are four reasons why: 

1) PWAs are faster and more reliable than traditional websites. They load faster and provide a smoother user experience, even on slow internet connections.


2) PWAs work even when you're not connected to the internet. Thanks to Service Worker technology, they can work offline or in difficult network conditions.


3) PWAs can be installed on your device for quick access and are more accessible. They can be found with a simple search engine query, and do not need to be downloaded from an app store.


4) PWAs have built-in push notifications and the ability to add shortcuts to the home screen, encouraging users to keep using your app and improving user engagement. 


What is a Progressive Web App? 


Google's definition: “Progressive Web Apps are experiences that combine the best of the web and the best of apps." They are useful to users from their first visit in a browser tab, without any installation required. The app becomes increasingly powerful as the user builds a relationship with it over time. It loads quickly on even slow networks, sends relevant push notifications, has an icon on the home screen, and loads as a top-level, full-screen experience. They deliver an engaging, intuitive, and reliable experience to users, thanks to features like service workers and web push notifications. PWAs are becoming more popular as businesses search for ways to provide a better user experience while also reducing development costs.


Why Build a Progressive Web App? 


There are a number of reasons why you might want to consider building a Progressive Web App for your clients. First, apps tend to be more engaging than websites. They're also more convenient for users. With an app, users can access your content with just a few clicks, as opposed to having to type in your URL every time they want to visit your site. Finally, depending on the business and the features you include in your app, it could end up becoming a valuable tool or resource for customers or clients.


Keeping up with New Tech


If you're a freelancer or entrepreneur, you know that it's important to stay ahead of the curve and learn new technologies. Building a website used to be the go-to solution for businesses looking to establish an online presence. But in today's world, where people are increasingly using apps to get things done, it's more important than ever for businesses to have an app. A few years ago, the thought of building an app was daunting. It would have been seen as something that required a lot of coding expertise, time, and money. However, times have changed. Now, there is a platform that allows you to build an app simply, without any coding knowledge. The good news is that if you can build a website, you can build an app.


Apps are the Future, and the Now


Websites are essentially digital brochures - they're static, and visitors can't interact with them directly. Apps, on the other hand, offer a much more personal experience. They allow users to interact with content in ways that websites don't, which can lead to better engagement and conversions. With the advent of retina displays and high-resolution screens, websites simply don't look as good as they used to. Apps, on the other hand, take advantage of these new technologies and look great on any device.

As we all know, we're increasingly using our phones and tablets to get things done. That's especially true when it comes to accessing information and doing business. An app is the perfect way to make sure customers have easy access to services - no matter where they are or what time of day it is. 


So if you've been thinking about creating an app for your business or clients but have been putting it off because you think it's too difficult or expensive, think again! And, if you're looking for a way to improve your website's performance and deliver a better user experience, then a PWA may be just what you need. The IHUBapp allows anyone to build an app without writing any code. So if you can build a website, you can build an app—and there are plenty of reasons why you should make the move.


The InspireHUB IHUBApp Digital Experience Platform is a next-gen content management system that allows you to host and build digital experiences that remove the walls that once existed between websites, apps, portals, and intranets. Discover the power of the PWA-enabled IHUBApp to increase your engagement today.

For more about Progressive Web Apps: Read InspireHUB's latest free white paper, 'The 2023 Future of Apps' - helping digital professionals understand the latest sweeping paradigm shifts that have happened in digital technology.



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