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3 Reasons Why Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) Won’t Replace Native Apps

Many people believe Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) are the future of the mobile web, but in my opinion, PWAs are not a replacement for native mobile apps.

Here are three reasons why:

1. Native mobile apps provide a smoother & faster experience  Mobile websites, progressive or otherwise are slower and not as smooth. 90% of the time spent is spent using apps vs the browser.

The single most significant contributing factor to a smooth experience on mobile is the speed of the network and latency of the data downloaded and uploaded.

When you visit websites on desktop or mobile, there is a lot of third-party code/data that gets downloaded to your device, which more often than not has zero impact on the user experience.

This includes:


CSS (Cascading Style Sheets)JavaScriptAd network codeFacebook tracking codeGoogle tracking code
The median number of requests a mobile website makes is a shocking 69.

On the other hand, native apps only get the data that is required, and this should be no more …