Prediction: Apple and PWAs

tl;dr I predict that Apple will implement some awful certification process for PWAs, and that they’ll release a React competitor that compiles SwiftUI -> WebAssembly. What is a PWA, and why does Apple care? Progressive Web Applications are just websites with extra permissions, so they feel slightly more like a native app. These extras are not exactly revolutionary: improved caching for offline functionality streamlined “install” UX for bookmarking a site on your phone’s home screen slightly broader system permissions To understand why Apple might care, let’s first look at their competitor....

February 19, 2020 · gazzini

Prediction: Apple and PWAs

tl;dr I predict that Apple will implement some awful certification process for PWAs, and that they’ll release a React competitor that compiles SwiftUI -> WebAssembly. What is a PWA, and why does Apple care? Progressive Web Applications are just websites with extra permissions, so they feel slightly more like a native app. These extras are not exactly revolutionary: improved caching for offline functionality streamlined “install” UX for bookmarking a site on your phone’s home screen slightly broader system permissions To understand why Apple might care, let’s first look at their competitor....

February 19, 2020 · gazzini