Availing Progressive Web App Benefits with AngularJS
Posted By Khushboo Arora | 19-Jul-2019
Today, Google and Apple host more than two million applications on their respective app stores. It is anticipated that this data may increase to 5 million by 2022. Mobile applications are in great demand because they enable enterprises to effectively market their offerings with valuable user data captured by them. Banks, retailers, e-commerce companies, financial institutions, healthcare companies, and several other types of businesses are investing in mobile apps to provide on-the-go access to customers. The functioning of an application is dependent on the performance of a mobile app. Apps with minimum downtime are essential for maintaining user engagement.
This blog post explores the merits of using AngularJS developemnt services to build high performance Android mobile apps.
Released in 2009, AngularJS is an open-source JavaSript based web application framework designed by Google, corporations, and a community of individuals. The framework is designed to enhance the efficiency of web apps and address the challenges of single-page apps. Angularjs is popular among frontend developers and is ideal for building an engaging UI. It also significantly reduces coding requirements for faster web application development and zero downtime.
AngularJS overcomes the limitations of website development with features to develop resilient apps. It is an ideal framework for creating multi-page dynamic apps and single-page apps, while supporting MVC programming structure. This framework does not bundles up the existing tools. The framework is designed to optimally provide exceptional results in frontend development.
Let’s take a look at the benefits of developing an app with Angularjs.
Easy to Learn and Get Started
Developers feel confident in developing apps with AngularJS due to its pre-designed templates. The browser parses these templates into the (Document Object Model)DOM and converts it to the AngularJS compiler. The framework passes templates to receive rendering instructions called directives. Available templates make it easier for those with less computing skills to develop highly responsive apps easily. Simply by adding a few attributes to HTML, developers can easily finish off their app development tasks.
A Complete and Comprehensive Solution
AngularJS provides front-end developers with a single integrated solution for web application development. With everything inclusive in it, this platform requires no external frameworks or plugins to build an application. It enables developers to use MVVM (Model View View-Model) patterns, dependency injection, REST actions, data binding, inbuilt templating using HTML and built-in unit testing APIs.
Coding is an essential element of web app development. Developers find AngularJS efficient because it reduces the need for additional codes. This framework integrates easily with existing code and processes. The framework enables web developers to easily communicate between applications and cross method platforms. The platform requires splitting of an app into several MVC components, and from there the project is taken over without the need for additional coding.
Testing is not required while developing with Angular.js. The framework comes with a pre-built unit testing option so that developers can abide by the exact code needed at each stage of coding. Automatic testing reduces the efforts of developers to test their code or even speak with the QC team while coding.
Angular.js is an ideal framework for developing progressive web apps.
What is a Progressive web app(PWA)?
PWA is a web app that provides users with an app-like experience. These applications are similar to native apps, but can be accessed and are deployed through web servers or URL’s
Let’s explore the benefits of progressive web apps
Low Data Usage: Let’s take the example of leading e-commerce website Konga. It uses PWA to reduce data consumption by 92% when compared to traditional apps. For instance, if a native app consumes 10mb data it can be reduced to 500kb with PWA. The users can use the app even the network connectivity is poor. The concept of PWA came into existence due to the need for users to avail apps when data availability is low.
No Updates Needed: Updating a mobile app leads to huge data consumption but PWAs are different. These apps are similar to a website and are updated only when a user is browsing through it. The data consumption of these apps is less because they do not launch/ update in the background like other applications.
Costs are Kept Low: Start-ups with limited resources hesitate to develop native apps for different operating systems. PWAs eliminates the need for developing an app for different platforms. PWAs reduce the cost of app development, but not at the expense of limited functionality. The development cost of a native app is around $20k-$80k whereas the cost of PWAs fluctuates between $6k-$10k.
PWAs are Great for SEO: PWAs load in less than 2 seconds and provides a great user experience. Apps with lesser load time have better accessibility and searchability and usually rank higher with search engines. Progressive web applications get indexed too quickly which adds to the success of SEO strategy.
Use Cases : Twitter lite experienced a 75% increase in tweets, a 65% increase in per page session and a 20% decrease in bounce rate due to its PWA version. The app loads in less than 3 seconds even when network connectivity is poor.
Forbes’ progressive web app test resulted in a two times increase in average user session length, 6 times completion rate and 20% more impressions. The loading time of Forbes PWA has reduced from 12s to 0.8 seconds and also the app experienced an increase in impressions by 10%.
We, at Oodles, observed similar benefits while fulfilling the web presence requirement of our client, Alka Hotel Management. They were experiencing a 100% bounce rate, which made digital promotions ineffective. Our web developers decided to transform their website into a PWA. Our client was satisfied with significant per page view improvements and reduced bounce rates.
We, an AngularJS development company, build robust mobile and web apps for different operating systems. Our developers use frameworks like Angularjs, Nodejs, Reactjs, React Native, and Mean Stack to enable developers to progress faster and impress their clients. Talk to us today about your progressive app development requirements.