Progressive Web App

Progressive Web App

Compatible With: Community 2.2

Tech Specifications

Current Version:
Stable Build
07 May, 2018
Extensions, Content & Customizations, Mobile
License Type:


Provides an app-like experience to the users while increasing the site speed and performance, ability to send push notifications, loading on the home screen and more.

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Progressive Web Apps are user experiences that combine the best of the web and the best of apps. They are useful to users from the very first visit in a browser tab, no installation required. It loads quickly, even on low quality networks, sends push notifications, has an icon on the home screen, and loads as a top-level, full screen experience. 

When customers visit your site for the first time, they will be invited to use the Progressive Web App by adding it to their home screen with just one click. When they do so, your app icon will be added to their mobile home screens. So that the next time the customer wants to visit your site, he will be able to directly open it from the home screen and experience app-like look and feel of your website with high speed.The application launches with a splash screen and shows the application name and icon. It launches in the same way as the native app and gives the user the look and feel of an app.

Progressive web apps do not require you to pay for Playstore account or get your apps approved. Your app is live in a few clicks. 


Key Features

  • Accelerated loading speed - The page loads instantly and reliably irrespective of the kind of network connection your user is on. The technique involved is Runtime Caching with Service Worker, which reduces the time involved to load page and resources and as a result, user will see content in a few milliseconds. So naturally the user engagement and the conversion rates increases exponentially.
  • Works in offline mode - The site will work even when there is no or poor internet connectivity. Though the user will not able to load new content, this will work for the pages which have been previously visited by the user. Therefore your customers can still continue browsing in your store as long as they have visited your pages.
  • Engaging push notifications - Increase your sales by sending the right message to the right people at the right time without any pre-requirement of their email addresses. Send engaging push notifications to your users even when their browser is not open for your website to keep them informed about the latest promotional offers, new products, etc. and thus eventually increase conversions and boost sales.
  • App Like Experience - When your users vist your website for the first time on a mobile browser, a popup will appear prompting them to add your site to the home screen. When the customer clicks on "Add to Home Screen", the app icon would appear on the user's home screen and it would then launch and work exactly like a native app. 



  • App is live instantly - You do not have to pay the app stores fees or pass the app store approval process to get your own app published. Your app goes lives instantly.
  • Lesser costs - The cost involved for progressive web apps is much less than what it takes to develop native apps.
  • Looks and feels like a native app - Once the PWA has been added to the homescreen, it launches and works exactly like a native application.
  • Easy configuration - Admins can set the splash background, theme color and change or upload the app icon of the Progressive Web App.
  • Cross-platform - Just like a normal website, PWA can also be used on any platform, therefore, Progressive Web Apps are cross-platform and responsive.
  • Improved user experience - Better user experience because of the instant and reliable loading irrespective of the network connectivity.
  • User engagement - Increased user engagement on the store due to the lightning fast speed and engaging push notifications.
  • Increase in sales - Sales are boosted as a result of the better user experience, more traffic and higher conversion rates.




Release Notes

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  • Compatible with CE: 2.2
  • Stability: Stable Build
  • Description:

    - Accelerated loading speed: The page loads instantly and reliably.
    - Works Offline and Network Independent: The site will work even when there is no or poor internet connectivity.
    - Engaging push notifications: Send push notifications to your users even when their browser is not open for your website.
    - Add to Home Screen: Users will be invited via an auto popup to add PWA to their home screens with just one click.
    - Looks and Feels like an App: The PWA launches and works just like a native app.


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