Top 10 Progressive Web Apps (PWA) that you can use right now

PWAs or Progressive Web Apps are a boon to Microsoft. Microsoft made a lot of efforts with their Metro Apps and UWP or Universal Windows Platform. But with this new boom in the usage of Progressive Web Apps, Microsoft is adding support for PWAs on Windows 10 along with Google on Android. Web developers are really eager to build great PWAs for various platforms. Plus, these applications are cross-platform. This means that developers need to develop these PWAs separately for different platforms.

Progressive Web Apps for Windows 10

Progressive Web Apps for Windows 10

Progressive Web Apps have full access to Windows 10 feature APIs and can be installed across the entire UWP device family (including the secure Windows 10 S-mode devices) while still ensuring compatibility across other browsers and devices. PWAs are a natural evolution of Hosted Web Apps, but with standards-based support for offline scenarios, thanks to the Service Workers, Cache, and Push APIs.

Today, we are going to list and briefly describe top 10 PWA for Windows 10.

They are:

  • Uber.
  • Twitter.
  • Android Messages.
  • Google Maps.
  • Google Photos.
  • Tinder.
  • Starbucks.
  • Flipboard.
  • Telegram.
  • Air France.

1] Uber

With the discontinuation of Windows 10 Mobile, Uber pulled the plug on their UWP application leaving Windows 10 with an official app for Uber. But, they released a PWA for their service which is almost fully functional and is kept mostly up to date. You can find the PWA on uber.com.

2] Twitter

Twitter has always been a great supporter of Microsoft’s App based strategy. They released a Metro App and well as a UWP with the public release of Microsoft’s respective platform. But with the uprising of PWAs and Microsoft’s discontinuation of Windows 10 Mobile, Twitter updated their UWP to be a PWA. You can access the Twitter PWA for Windows 10 here.

3] Android Messages

Android Messages for the web are the central way to access the text messages from your Android Phone with Android Messages app installed to your computer. You can use this new PWA here.

4] Google Maps

Google Maps is one of the most accurate map and navigation services in the world. With the support or live navigation and other great feature available for the native Android app, you can access the Google Maps PWA here.

5] Google Photos

If you are someone who uses Google Photos on their phone to backup, organize and edit your photos, there is a great news for you. Google Photos PWA does everything that a native app does except some minor features. You can access this PWA for Google Photos here.

6] Tinder

Tinder is one of the most famous dating apps all over the world. With a right swipe, you can like a person, left swipe to pass and swipe up to Super Like. You can access the full-featured PWA here on tinder.com.

7] Starbucks

Starbucks is one of the finest coffee shops around the globe. So, if you are someone who is a regular Starbucks customer, you can browse the Coffee Menu as well as your Starbuck Reward points with the PWA that can be found here.

8] Flipboard

If you love to read about various kinds of stories of different types, Fkuoboard is your companion. The great and attractive design will help you find organized content on your fingertips anytime. You can find the Flipboard PWA here on flipboard.com.

9] Telegram

Telegram is a popular chat and HD calls application. It works in most of the countries and in some countries where even WhatsApp does not work properly. You can find its PWA here.

10] Air France Mobile

If you are someone who travels using Air France a lot, you can access the faster and lighter version of its website which is built and implemented as a PWA here. It has all the features of the native Android and iOS application and is moreover a faster version of the same. In short, this PWA is just what everyone should use as per my personal opinion.

Let me know if I missed something.

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Ayush has been a Windows enthusiast since the day he got his first PC with Windows 98SE. He is an active Windows Insider since Day 1 and is now a Windows Insider MVP. He has been testing pre-release services on his Windows 10 PC, Lumia, and Android devices.