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Microsoft Brings Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) to Windows 10 and Edge

     
9:35 am on Feb 8, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Microsoft has given an update to its roadmap to support Progressive Web Apps (PWAs).
Over the coming weeks, we’re also kicking off some experiments with crawling and indexing quality PWAs from the Web to list them in the Microsoft Store, where users can find them just like any other app on Windows 10. Microsoft Brings Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) to Windows 10 and Edge [blogs.windows.com]

Windows 10 and PWAs are coming the the Microsoft Store, with some updates on previews for Insiders. With the next release of Windows 10 Microsft will begin to list PWAs in the Microsofty Store.
Progressive Web Apps installed via the Microsoft Store will be packaged as an appx in Windows 10 – running in their own sandboxed container, without the visual or resource overhead of the browser.

Any device running EdgeHTML 17 will get full access to the technologies and characteristics of Progressive Web Apps.



Getting started with PWAs [developer.mozilla.org...]
9:42 am on Feb 8, 2018 (gmt 0)

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I hate to admit this, but I have never even visited the Microsoft Store to shop for apps and I have 2 devices running Windows 10, one of them a touch screen tablet/notebook hybrid that is made to run apps.
2:35 pm on Feb 8, 2018 (gmt 0)

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This is great news. But somewhat inconsequential in the whole grand scheme of things. When Apple announce iOS and Safari support then it will be time celebrate.

None the less this is a sign PWA's are here to stay.