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  1. Jcmg62's Avatar
    I'm using the Edge browser on my Android device and have been trying out a few of the PWA's that are available. They're pretty awesome, but it's difficult to find out which websites have gone down the PWA route.

    For example, you visit the Trivago site, save the page to your home screen and....YES!! it's a PWA😁 Do the same with LinkedIn and....BOO!!😠not a PWA.

    It's kind of hit and miss.

    Some folk have tried to create lists of known PWA's but they don't seem to keep them up to date.

    Windows 10 users are the ones who will benefit the most from PWA's, so maybe we should be the ones to create and curate a list of PWA websites...

    PWA's are Microsoft's best shot at bridging the app gap. The global web developer community is massively behind it, probably because
    Google and Apple are pushing for PWA's too.

    A world where virtually every banking, shopping, travel and social networking app is available on every platform simply because it's a web page and not a purpose built app is a happy world for everyone. Google maps on a Microsoft device......oh joy 😁

    But it's difficult to find any up-to-date lists of PWA's that are available.

    Currently I'm using:

    Outlook
    Trivago
    Uber
    9Gag
    PWA Stats

    What PWA's have you discovered?
    03-19-2018 02:55 AM
  2. TheJoester09's Avatar
    I think this is a great idea! Hopefully this list will continue to grow. As for me, I use the Twitter PWA instead of the app on Windows 10 because the app is so terrible.
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    03-19-2018 11:02 AM
  3. Jcmg62's Avatar
    I think this is a great idea! Hopefully this list will continue to grow. As for me, I use the Twitter PWA instead of the app on Windows 10 because the app is so terrible.
    Thanks :)

    So now the official list of PWA's is:

    Outlook
    Trivago
    Uber
    9GAG
    PWA Stats
    Twitter
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    03-19-2018 01:32 PM
  4. darrell reimer's Avatar
    I wish Starbucks had a PWA; one of the 'final straws' for me leaving my 950 XL on the shelf was the loss of the Starbucks Windows app...the app getting pulled, and then the 'redirect' message to the web page...which has no payment option, so you can't use it to buy stuff in a store.....kind of useless...
    03-19-2018 11:52 PM
  5. Jcmg62's Avatar
    CNET is a pwa
    03-20-2018 07:17 AM
  6. Joe920's Avatar
    There are some more options on this list. Some more here, mostly shopping sites. Some more in this report (pdf).
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    03-20-2018 08:19 AM
  7. TheJoester09's Avatar
    I wish Starbucks had a PWA; one of the 'final straws' for me leaving my 950 XL on the shelf was the loss of the Starbucks Windows app...the app getting pulled, and then the 'redirect' message to the web page...which has no payment option, so you can't use it to buy stuff in a store.....kind of useless...
    Try this: app.starbucks.com
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    03-26-2018 06:03 PM
  8. darrell reimer's Avatar
    Try this: app.starbucks.com
    Thanks for the tip! I live in Canada, so i was being re-directed to the Canadian Starbucks site, which does not have the PWA. I logged into the USA site, and my account did come up, and there is actually an option to pay and add money to my account, so good. Not everything works correctly...i couldn't get rid of the error message showing below, no matter what. But....at least i know now that this is something that I can use with my backup 950 XL (if i drop my S8+ in the toilet....or something...)
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    03-26-2018 09:55 PM
  9. darrell reimer's Avatar
    There are some more options on this list. Some more here, mostly shopping sites. Some more in this report (pdf).
    Thanks for the links Joe. Very interesting. One thing I've noticed is the lack of Banking/Payment PWAs. I don't think there is a single one listed...
    03-26-2018 10:14 PM
  10. TheJoester09's Avatar
    Thanks for the tip! I live in Canada, so i was being re-directed to the Canadian Starbucks site, which does not have the PWA. I logged into the USA site, and my account did come up, and there is actually an option to pay and add money to my account, so good. Not everything works correctly...i couldn't get rid of the error message showing below, no matter what. But....at least i know now that this is something that I can use with my backup 950 XL (if i drop my S8+ in the toilet....or something...)
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    Nice! Glad that this worked for you. Hopefully Starbucks will roll it out for official support in other countries soon!
    03-27-2018 12:54 PM
  11. pavvento's Avatar
    Does anyone know if PWAs will allow you to download data? For example, will outlook PWA store your mail for offline access like the apps do? Thanks!
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    03-27-2018 03:25 PM
  12. Jcmg62's Avatar
    Does anyone know if PWAs will allow you to download data? For example, will outlook PWA store your mail for offline access like the apps do? Thanks!
    Good question...I don't think it does.

    I switched off my WiFi and phone data and tried to access my PWA'S....outlook, Trivago, Uber, etc...none of them worked. All I saw was a page saying there was a data connection error.

    I guess these are just enhanced webpages after all, and won't even load without a connection, which leads me to suspect they don't store any data locally.

    Maybe when PWA's properly start to arrive on edge from April onwards this will change
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    03-28-2018 02:03 AM
  13. sporosarcina's Avatar
    I think the idea is that they will be locally storing data in the future. Remember no one has PWA fully implemented yet. Only the basics, like notifications, are running. In theory they should even be able to update live tiles in the future.
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    03-28-2018 12:13 PM
  14. Ferenc Toth's Avatar
    I think the idea is that they will be locally storing data in the future. Remember no one has PWA fully implemented yet. Only the basics, like notifications, are running. In theory they should even be able to update live tiles in the future.
    This is what worries me about PWA. Websites will potentially have access to local resources? I wish Daniel would have touched on this in his PWA video.
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    03-28-2018 12:24 PM
  15. jay_max's Avatar
    Starbuck's app acts like PWA. I can order ahead, reload my card, pay in store with the app. app dot starbucks dot com It's actually better that the old app.
    03-28-2018 01:43 PM
  16. pallentx's Avatar
    This is what worries me about PWA. Websites will potentially have access to local resources? I wish Daniel would have touched on this in his PWA video.
    Some already do. I'm sure you've been to mobile sites that ask for permission to access your location. This will be extended. As for storing data for offline use, that should go to a dedicated space that is isolated. That wont give the app access to go all over your file system.
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    03-28-2018 01:45 PM
  17. Darren Deighton's Avatar
    Will Facebook & Messenger get the PWA treatment as the windows store app never gets updated, I wonder? Takes five minutes for it to load up for an app that's two years out of date.
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    03-28-2018 02:11 PM
  18. real0395's Avatar
    This is what worries me about PWA. Websites will potentially have access to local resources? I wish Daniel would have touched on this in his PWA video.
    I thought that was obvious that in the long term they may have some access to local resources. I mean an app that only works online isn't as useful. At the same time, I don't think it'll necessarily be the same as a locally installed app. Obviously the feature isn't there yet so we don't know for sure.
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    03-28-2018 02:25 PM
  19. sketchy9's Avatar
    Daniel is wrong. PWAs work right now on Windows Mobile 10 on Edge. You have to type in "about:flags" in the address bar and enable all service workers. I'm using ride.lyft.com, m.uber.com, and mobile.twitter.com.
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    03-29-2018 01:30 AM
  20. lmoritz's Avatar
    One of the best listings I have seen (and it is updated daily) is: https://pwa-directory.appspot.com/
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    03-29-2018 02:37 AM
  21. pdch's Avatar
    Starbucks has a PWA, I am using it on my Elite X3
    03-29-2018 09:23 AM
  22. aerosidinc's Avatar
    Flipkart app for windows 10 is the best. The app itself is built upon React Framework but i dont know if that also counts as a pwa. Can someone just install it and see it for themselves? I think it is best application of web app. the website itself is very applike.
    03-29-2018 06:22 PM
  23. etphoto's Avatar
    Windows Central needs a PWA so we get an app that finally works on Windows
    03-29-2018 09:30 PM
  24. Darren Deighton's Avatar
    I definitely agree with that. The app is terribly unreactive half the time. Also I barely touch it and it starts to scroll onto other pages. The website better I think for normal pc's whilst the app is more suited to a touchscreen. Although I like the live tile and notifications on the app.
    03-30-2018 03:29 AM
  25. covfefe's Avatar
    Web Assembly is where it's at.
    03-30-2018 05:29 AM
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