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Intro to Progressive Web Apps

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In this course you’ll get started working on your very first Progressive Web App (PWA) - a web app that can take advantage of many of the features native applications have enjoyed. You’ll also get more experience in creating a web app that works offline using Service Workers. Finally, you’ll make your app installable to the user’s home screen with the Web App Manifest file.

Why Take This Course?

This content is important because the next frontier for developers is creating web applications that can reach places native apps cannot. This course covers the requirements for and construction of Progressive Web Applications – web sites that can install and operate applications on a mobile device just as if they were native applications.


Lesson 1: Progressive Web Apps

In this lesson you'll learn exactly what a Progressive Web App is and why you would want to make one. You'll then get started building out your very own app shell.

Lesson 2: Service Workers

In this lesson you'll use Service Workers to enable your application to work offline. You'll then identify which assets you should cache and how to use these cached assets in your application.

Lesson 3: Web App Manifest

Finally, in this lesson, you’ll make it so users can install your Progressive Web App to their device’s home screen by properly configuring a Web App Manifest.

Taught by

Michael Wales and Pete LePage

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