The Progressive Web Apps bus has left the station, it did so a long time ago, and Microsoft was among the few who were left behind while still contemplating whether or not to get on it.
On the next release of Windows 10, Microsoft will finally bring the Progressive Web Apps (PWA) to the Microsoft Store. Yesterday Microsoft said in a blog post that the team behinds its Edge browser has placed a short-term plan to integrated PWA within Windows.
“We’ve announced before in several venues that we’re all-in on PWAs. In fact, as hinted above, we want to take PWAs on Windows to the next level, by making them first-class app citizens in Windows.
On other platforms, PWAs primarily originate from inside the browser and can escape the browser in response to various prompts or menu options. We’re taking things one step further on Windows! Because a PWA can be a first-class citizen in the [Microsoft] Store, a user will be able to engage fully with an installed PWA; from discovery to installation, to execution – without ever opening the browser.” – said the Microsoft team …read more