PWA technologies described above have allowed for the emergence of some very different and impressive apps
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The future of PWAs
Generally, any progress in browser technology and the corresponding service workers has been particularly crucial, as it allows for the development of a new style of web app. Even now, the PWA technologies described above have allowed for the emergence of some very different and impressive apps - however these can only realize their maximum potential on browsers that support a service worker. There are many examples of progressive web apps to be found in the Google case studies.
At the moment, progressive web apps are not in the position to replace native apps. And this will not be any different in the future either: Apps that have been developed to be native to an operating system will always have the best chance of being accessible for devices, system sources, etc. However, the majority of apps do not require a deep integration of software and hardware; something which makes PWA formats very interesting for most applications.
Many of the advantages associated with progressive web apps are obvious, and these give both app providers as well as users great hope for the future of the PWA format. The bottom line is: there are only a few, but important, factors standing in the way of the mass production and dissemination of PWAs.