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Why Microsoft and Google love progressive web apps

Progressive web applications have just become real. Although Progressive Web Apps or PWAs have been around for about three years…

Progressive web applications have just become real.

Although Progressive Web Apps or PWAs have been around for about three years – an initiative driven mostly by Google – they became real this week when Google released Chrome 70.

The new version of Google Browser comes with a robust list over new features. But the biggest news is new support for PWAs that work with desktop windows. (Mac and Linux support will appear in Chrome 72.)

Google and Microsoft compete on many fronts. But with regard to PWAs, the companies are in perfect alignment. I’ll tell you why below, but first let’s clarify exactly which PWAs.

PWA: Easier for All

A PWA is a site that can be made to look like an installed app or application on a smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop.

PWAs use reverse-running scripts (JavaScript files) called service workers who cache assets and enable higher performance. Service workers enable offline running and offline storage.

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