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[UWP]Whats is difference between PWA and UWP? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

    1. Are MS PWAs different from MS UWPs?

    2. Are MS PWAs different from Google PWAs? Ofcourse other than, the framework that it was built upon.

    3. How to deploy a MS PWA so it is available across devices and OSs?

    Thanks,

    A


    Thursday, May 24, 2018 4:13 AM

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  • Hi,

    >> Are MS PWAs different from MS UWPs?

    PWA apps are web apps which means they are usually web pages. They could provide users native-like experiences using modern web technologies (Service Worker, Fetch networking, Cache API, Push notifications, Web App Manifest).  UWP apps are traditional native apps.

    >> Are MS PWAs different from Google PWAs? Ofcourse other than, the framework that it was built upon.

    MS PWAs using Edge as its engine and Google PWAs will use chrome v8 engine.

    >> How to deploy a MS PWA so it is available across devices and OSs?

    PWA apps could be hosted on your servers and can be updated without issuing new updates to an app store. So that it is available across devices and Oss. But for Windows 10, PWA apps is more easy as MS PWAs could be uploaded to the Microsoft store. This means a user will be able to engage fully with an installed PWA—from discovery, to installation, to execution—without ever opening the browser.

    You could get more information about MS PWAs here: Welcoming Progressive Web Apps to Microsoft Edge and Windows 10

    Best regards,

    Roy


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    Friday, May 25, 2018 7:56 AM
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  • Roy,

    Thanks much, its a real precise answer and very helpful. I have a few follow up queries though:

    1. Can a PWA be developed using some opensource platform other than Windows or Android?

    2. Can the MS PWA and the Google PWAs be loaded using the Firefox Quantum browser? Or is it only the Android ones?

    3. Like a MS PWA is supported by Edge browser a Google PWA is supported by Chrome browser, can they be loaded interchanging the browsers? Or can they be loaded using any browser e.g Opera/UC Brwoser etc.

    Thanks

    Sunday, May 27, 2018 11:34 AM
  • Hi

    Sorry for the delay.

    >> Can a PWA be developed using some opensource platform other than Windows or Android?

    I’m sorry to say that I have no idea about this.

    >> Can the MS PWA and the Google PWAs be loaded using the Firefox Quantum browser? Or is it only the Android ones?

    AFAIK, currently only Firefox for android supports PWA apps.

    >>  Like a MS PWA is supported by Edge browser a Google PWA is supported by Chrome browser, can they be loaded interchanging the browsers? Or can they be loaded using any browser e.g Opera/UC Brwoser etc.

    PWA apps need browsers that supports it. As I know, currently Windows Edge(after RS4), Google Chrome, Firefox for android and IOS Safari(11.3 or later) supports PWA apps.

    Best regards,

    Roy


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    Tuesday, May 29, 2018 7:49 AM
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