Progressive Web Apps have been around for quite some time, and they’re actually pretty useful. Companies have been making PWAs for quite some time, and browsers have added deeper support for them. Apple added support for progressive web apps in iOS 11.3, Firefox added support in version 58 of its Android app, and services like Twitter have had a PWA for quite some time.
Samsung has also been making PWAs more accessible to users, and had earlier started showing a ‘download’ icon in the URL bar of its “Samsung Internet” browser on smartphones to let users know that the website they’re on has a progressive web app that they can install on their phone. The company even invested in infrastructure to make PWAs installable as native apps on Samsung’s smartphones.
Now, in a step to make progressive web apps even more universal and wide-spread, Samsung is placing them right alongside native Android apps inside the Galaxy Store. The change is currently only available in the Galaxy Store for the United States, but the company has said that it will roll out the feature to other markets later.
If you have a progressive web app for your service, you can request Samsung to add it to the US Galaxy Store by simply sending an email with the URL to your PWA to email@example.com
So what do you think of this change made to the Galaxy Store by Samsung? Have you used progressive web apps before? If not, you should check them out, they can be really handy.