Gartner Research

Assessing Progressive Web Apps: Installable, Offline and Notification-Capable

Published: 17 January 2018

ID: G00343218

Analyst(s): Brad Dayley


Progressive web apps provide a path to build web apps that satisfy mobile endpoint diversity, evolving user expectations and digital business demands. Technical professionals responsible for web application architecture can use this assessment to determine if PWAs are the best fit for their needs.

Table Of Contents


  • PWAs in a Nutshell
    • PWAs Are More Than a Modern Web App With Responsive Design
  • PWAs Versus Native Mobile Apps
  • Working Components of a PWA Architecture
    • PWA UI
    • PWA Client Logic
    • PWA Back-End Support
  • Skills Required to Implement PWAs
  • JavaScript Frameworks in PWAs
  • PWA Limitations and Concerns
  • Strengths
  • Weaknesses


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