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Progressive Web Apps Will Impact Your Mobile App Strategy

Published: 23 March 2017

ID: G00324333

Analyst(s): Jason Wong

Summary

Progressive web apps aim to disrupt the mobile app paradigm by bridging the web experience with native app functionality. Application leaders responsible for mobile app strategies must determine when — not if — they need to factor in PWAs as part of their overall mobile development strategy.

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  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • Consumer app fatigue is forcing application leaders to re-evaluate their approach to mobile web versus mobile apps
  • Progressive web apps will require application leaders to work with designers to reassess mobile websites and apply more app-oriented UX
  • PWAs will cause application leaders to tighten use cases for mobile apps and hone apps with mobile-first design functionality

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