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Which Industries Are Making the Most of Progressive Web Apps?

Which Industries Are Making the Most of Progressive Web Apps?

December 2, 2019
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Progressive web apps have been around since at least 2015. At first, these apps didn’t seem like they could deliver much. Compared to their non-progressive counterparts, progressive apps were fairly limited and still had a lot of room to grow. However, that circumstance changed pretty quickly. Since that time, progressive web apps have become much more advanced, proving useful across many industries. 

Progressive Web Apps and Their Benefits 

Progressive web apps come with a lot of benefits. For example, they can be developed relatively quickly compared to other types of apps. As a result, businesses can start using them quickly. Both the app owners and the end-users notice the benefits of these apps almost immediately. PWAs provide the kind of convenience that makes people more likely to use them. Because of these and other benefits, plenty of industries have jumped onboard. Here are just a few of the industries that are getting the most use out of PWAs. 

Investors and Financial Advisors 

When it comes to wealth management, communication means everything. Financial advisers provide news, information, and other types of investment help. Some businesses give personalized investment advice, while others focus more broadly on general investment information for the public. Either way, the financial industry has absolutely made use of PWAs. PWAs give them a fast and convenient way to provide information to their clients and curious investors. 

Retail 

Progressive web apps have benefited the retail industry enormously. These days, brick and mortar stores are moving out of the way for e-commerce. Those who can’t keep up often go out of business. PWAs give retail stores an easy way to keep up the pace that they need to stay afloat. Like we said above, people are more likely to use an app if it’s convenient. PWAs give customers an easy and convenient way to browse merchandise, which in turn makes them more likely to make purchases. 

B2B Marketplaces

In the same way, B2B marketplaces have made a lot of use out of PWAs. Again, it all boils down to simplicity and convenience. Business owners are busy. Many are constantly on the lookout for things that will make their business lives easier. PWAs provide the convenience and simplicity that these business owners need. Through these apps, they can order their supplies more efficiently than they would have otherwise. 

News, Media, and Information 

Content producers are everywhere these days. News sites, “infotainment” sources, weather trackers, and similar websites all need ways to hold onto their existing readers while attracting new ones. The sites that use progressive web apps can stand out from the rest. These apps make it easier for new readers to stumble across their content. The apps broaden their online impact and increase their visibility. 

Food and Beverage 

Ordering food has never been easier. Food delivery used to be limited to pizza and Chinese food. Now, you can have food from any of your favorite restaurants delivered right to your door. You don’t even have to make a phone call to do it. Why? Because many of these food delivery sources use progressive web apps. Even groceries can be delivered via app orders. 

Ride Sharing 

Ride sharing services depend on progressive web apps. As a matter of fact, many ride sharing businesses were built on these apps. If PWAs were suddenly not an option anymore, most of these services would likely go out of business quickly. PWAs provide a fast way for customers to order rides, for drivers to get gigs, and for those drivers and customers to communicate with each other. 

Tourism and Travel 

Next, the tourism and travel industry has definitely used progressive web apps to their advantage. The travel industry has changed a lot over the years. Now, people can order tickets with just a few clicks. Some progressive web apps let travelers plan entire itineraries, learn more about points of interest, and find accommodations. PWAs have made travel planning far more simple than it used to be. 

Small and Medium Businesses 

They’re not an industry per se, but small and medium-sized businesses have earned their own place on this list. As it turns out, SMBs have made a lot of use out of progressive web apps. These days, it’s tough for SMBs to make their own space online and get the attention that they deserve. Big corporations take up all the space on the search engine results pages. Big businesses have gained brand recognition while SMBs may struggle to make names for themselves. PWAs help SMBs take up more space. They provide a new way for these businesses to retain existing clients while getting new clients to notice them. 

Progressive Web Apps 

Are you looking for progressive web app development? Then let the Ayoka Systems team put our expertise to work for you. We would love to talk to you about your project. Ready to start chatting? Then contact us today. Let’s start your project together.

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