Can Native apps & Progressive Web apps Coexist Together?


Well, as we already know what are progressive web apps and how they operate? Then, the next major question is whether to go for native apps or pwas to increase your business productivity?

This is a very important question for the business which already has a native website and now have to make a decision about getting PWA. The decision has become even more essential today because big social media platforms like Pinterest are now shifting towards PWAs and gaining tremendous success.

To make the correct and lucrative decision about getting progressive web apps, you first have to change your point of view. Instead of thinking as native vs web battle, think from the user experience point of view. The whole meaning of getting the app is to provide a smooth and quick experience to your users. So, to clear your thoughts on native and web apps, you have to mule over some user experience points.


Guys, if we have to say in short, then we will say that PWA reaches to masses. Now, before you say that mobile app user market is expanding widely, thus having a native app is better for your business. Folks, it’s true, but still, not all of your users are going to download your app on their mobiles, not even your regular users will pay much attention towards your app.

For quick search and view, mobile users still prefer to go over websites. We are not saying this on our own when top thousand apps are compared with the top web properties, then it’s concluded that “mobile web audiences are almost 3x the size and growing 2x as fast as app audiences”.

So, if you want to reach more users, then you have to get a progressive web app for your business.


Providing security to your users can be really tricky, especially when you have to get sensitive data of your users likes credit or debit card details to provide them with your services. Earlier providing the security to your website users have been a very expensive job, but today SSL certification can easily get for free. Today every web host service provider has integrated with certificate providers so you can set up HTTPS with a single click.

Not, only that today you can quickly move your website from HTTP 1 to HTTP 2.

So, yeah, if you go with progressive web apps, then you can offer security to your users easily and at cheaper rates.


Well, the revenue generation rate of your website or app is directly related to the speed of your website. This fact has been cleared in numerous different case studies. Such as DoubleClick found that “53% of mobile site visits are abandoned if pages take longer than 3 seconds to load.”

So, we compare the speed of PWA and native apps, then we can say that both are pretty fast. PWAs use service workers to offer fast browsing experience to their users. Service workers clearly define developers that what file to be stored in the local cache and under what circumstances cache should be updated. That’s because files stored in the cache memory can be retrieved faster as compared to getting files from the network.

That means when someone requests a new page from PWA, then web page opens up instantly because all the required files are already saved in the web browser. The example of PWA speeds can be understated clearly from that the Tinder cut load times from 11.91 seconds to 4.69 seconds with their progressive web app.

So, on all three important grounds reach, security and revenue, PWA excelled with flying colors. Now, we don’t need to tell you what to do? Because you are smart enough to make the right decision on your own.

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Arpit Agarwal

I am a freelancer content writer, web developer and Video editor who loves to write technical stuff and on the other hand makes awesome videos as well. I like to make people happy with my writing and also try to make sure, you come back to read more.

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