Mobile apps; Powerful Progressive Web apps
Combine native apps and websites.
When it comes to mobile apps you have 2 choices; native apps and progressive web apps. Native apps are the most common ones you see in the app stores for windows, ios, and android. The average price of a simple app is between $38,000 to $91,000. Many app developers use a cheat to create apps at vastly lower costs. They create a website and package it as an app. The issue with this is the app must be remade for any updates.
PWAs have some major advantages. For users, they feel like a native app and are just as intuitive to use. Nevertheless, a Progressive Web App can be made available to the user like a normal website. This eliminates the need for installation via the Apple Store or Google Play, for example. For site owners, PWAs are as easy and efficient to develop and manage as a website. The fact that PWAs are device-independent also makes them much less cost-intensive to develop and maintain. Next to that, studies have shown that the use of Progressive Web Apps can lead to a significant increase in conversion rates.
Progressive Web Apps For Small Business
We specialize in true Progressive Web Apps. PWA’s combine the best of both native apps and websites. Progressive web apps are an extension to websites that give them all the features of mobile apps. They can be added to your home screen and work offline. PWA’s only add a small increase to the cost of a website vs high app development fees. PWA’s can optionally be included in app stores or installed from your website.
Here are the major PWA benefits:
- It can run on any device or OS
- You don’t need a large budget to develop a PWA
- You can save your money and resources since it is developed only once
- All new features are available automatically once you issued an update
- You can rely on SEO practices since a PWA is a website
- It feels and looks like a Native App
- It’s memory-friendly and takes only a small portion of the device’s storage
- It can work offline
- It has rock-solid security since it based on HTTPS, which allows browser-to-server encryption
A lower Cost Mobile App With More Possabilities
An average mobile user installs zero apps a month. Part of this is because it requires a certain level of commitment to get to the end of the installation process and use the app. First, users have to find the app in the store and confirm that they want to install it. On the other hand, a progressive web app requires no App Store or installation. From the browser, visitors can bookmark and add the app to their home screen with a few taps. The PWA will show up on the home screen, in their app directory, send notifications, and integrate into system settings.
Websites are complex software programs that run on a webserver and interact through a browser. They can do everything a native app can. A PWA website can have an app install image or link. They really only differ from a native app in regards to the app store. Progressive web apps are so easy and low cost to deploy. Infact we here at Vontainment have made it standard practice to at no cost PWA functionality in all our designs.
We include the baseline definitive progressive web app features such as local cache, off line abilities and adding to homescreen. This makes your website faster, more reliable on spotty cell service and easy to access for users.