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Progressive Web Apps

What are Progressive Web Apps?

Standard web apps are accessed via web browsers such as Safari or Chrome, so they don't need to be downloaded from app stores. They're built using languages such as JavaScript and HTML5.

Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) on the other hand take advantage of the latest technology to combine the best of web and mobile apps. They are web apps but they behave more like native apps.

PWAs load like regular web pages or websites but they offer functionality such as push notifications, working offline and device hardware access. Progressive Web Apps are updated directly on the web server without having to submit those updates to several different app stores. The same app will run on all browsers and platforms.

When you build a Progressive Web App, you’ll get a home screen, taskbar or a desktop shortcut that launches the app. You’ll also get other features you’d normally associate with native apps such as webcams or location services.

Get in touch with our expert team today and find out if Progressive Web Apps are the right mobile solution for your project.

Our story

Founded in 2006 and based in Brighton, we’ve grown to become one of the most well-respected mobile application development companies in the UK. We've won numerous awards, we've developed apps that have been listed in the Top 10 in various categories in the App Store, and we have received recognition from industry specialists such as Clutch consultants.

Our clients come from multiple industry sectors and include market leaders such as Jaguar Land Rover, The Marine Conservation Society, Morrisons Supermarkets, Willis Towers Watson, Ziffit, KitchenCraft, TrainSplit and many more.

Our successes

‘They deliver what we want. They advise, and they help us change any ideas when needed. The feedback from clients is that the tools are great.’ Project Manager, Management Consultant Firm

‘Working with Brightec has been a very positive experience, and one we hope to continue. We do envisage there being a phase two to this project where we add additional functionality and enhancement to the app, perhaps toward the end of this year. We do see this being an ongoing business partnership.’ Kevin Brewer, Marine Conservation Society