Goingtoplaces.com is adding Progressive Web Apps to the services available to businesses and individuals who wish to expand their digital development of specific enterprise. Building a high-quality Progressive Web App has incredible benefits, making it easy to delight your users, grow engagement and increase conversions.

A Progressive Web App (PWA) uses the latest technologies to combine the best of web and mobile apps. You can think of it as a website built using web technologies, but that acts and feels like an app. It works for every device and browser, no matter the OS or screen size. They are fully responsive and will therefore adapt to any form factor; whether you are using a tablet, mobile device or desktop computer, the PWA will look and work perfectly. And on top of that PWA’s evolve as the user engages with them and the app will keep improving regardless of the browser that is used. This means that whether a user is using the app with Chrome, Safari or any other browser, the PWA will continuously improve and it may also leverage features available on the user’s device and browser.

The app can easily be added to the home screen, just like a native app, the big advantage here being that a PWA doesn’t need to be installed.

As you might have experienced, when you have no internet connection, websites don’t work or are not displayed properly. One of the main features of a Progressive Web App is that it functions even when you are offline or working with an unstable connection. This is due to the script that runs in the background: a service worker. The purpose of this script is to cache content locally, allowing the app to be loaded almost instantly. Service Workers are scripts that run in the background in the user’s browser; essentially a JavaScript file that runs separately from the main browser thread, intercepting network requests and caching or retrieving resources from the cache.


When launched from the user’s home screen, service workers enable a Progressive Web App to load instantly, regardless of the network state.

A service worker, written in JavaScript, is like a client-side proxy and puts you in control of the cache and how to respond to resource requests. By pre-caching key resources you can eliminate the dependence on the network, ensuring an instant and reliable experience for your users.


53% of users will abandon a site if it takes longer than 3 seconds to load! And once loaded, users expect them to be fast—no janky scrolling or slow-to-respond interfaces.


Progressive Web Apps are installable and live on the user’s home screen, without the need for an app store. They offer an immersive full screen experience with help from a web app manifest file and can even re-engage users with web push notifications.

The Web App Manifest allows you to control how your app appears and how it’s launched. You can specify home screen icons, the page to load when the app is launched, screen orientation, and even whether or not to show the browser chrome.

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