Progressive Web Apps: Offline Browsing
One of the benefits of having a Progressive Web App (PWA) developed for your platform is that is can enable a richer offline browsing experience. For example; if a customer is browsing your online store when travelling on a train, they may have an intermittent connection which on a traditional website would interrupt their experience. If they are using a PWA, some pages and content will continue to be available - even when their mobile device does not have a connection to the internet. This capability is enabled by using a technology called a ‘service worker' that will enable the specific content to be cached on a user device - and made to be available if they go offline.