With the enhancements in technology, mobile phones are becoming increasingly convenient in today’s fast-paced world. Mobile phones provide ease to users in almost all areas of life. Unlike old times, the use of mobile is not only limited to calls and text messages rather its scope has broadly increased. Users can now shop online, book tickets to the theatre, connect via social platforms, and much more. For some years now, businesses have been creating their online presence through websites. As the use of mobile increased, businesses focused on making their websites responsive so it could fit the mobile screens of users. Yet, as mobile technology is dominating the market, mobile applications are becoming the rising need for businesses.
Mobile applications open up new opportunities and potential customers to businesses. They help in productivity, build more personalized connections with users, and ease many tasks on the go.
In this blog post, we discuss the techniques to convert a website into an app with which users can interact without putting a URL in the web browser.
Using the converter technique you can turn your website into an app. This technique allows you to use pre-made templates by using drag and drop features. There are different platforms available that offer a cheap package usually ranging from $30 to $2000. The cost depends on various factors like features of the app and the total time taken to create the app.
Progressive Web App:
Chances are you probably might have heard about the PWAs, but what exactly is it?
PWAs are mobile-optimized web applications running on any device having native-like features. PWAs run in a desktop or mobile browser and have their icons on your home screen so they can be easily found and used. The service worker enables the website to work offline.
From a users perspective, PWAs provide users:
- Offline capabilities accessing the local storage
- Installation of the app on the smartphone
- Access to device capabilities
- More responsive user experience
- Push Notification
From a business perspective, PWAs provide businesses:
- Better user engagement
- Fast time to market
- No App Store or Play Store associated fee
The drawback is that the performance, animations, and features of PWAs are not up to the required standard.
The technique is workable for both Android and Ios. Comparatively, the performance of this app is not as smooth as the app that is built from scratch and it doesn’t provide offline capabilities either.
So far, it is the most cost and time-efficient technique out there and is workable for both Android and iOS.