Progressive Web Apps Stories July 30

Like Chat, Google Meet now has a Progressive Web App (PWA) that allows for quick dock, taskbar, or launcher access. 

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Progressive Web Apps Stories June 29

Zoom became a household name in 2020 as a result of COVID-19 lockdowns. It was clear pretty quickly, though, that the company wasn’t fully prepared for the massive influx of customers as security flaws and missing features quickly became evident. This week, over a year into the pandemic that’s made video calls more important than ever, Zoom is debuting its new PWA that enhances its functionality on the web and, specifically, on Chromebooks.

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Progressive Web Apps Stories June 16

Google Stadia is gaining a new way to play from Android. Instead of using the native Flutter-based app, you can play Stadia from a lightweight Progressive Web App.

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Progressive Web Apps Stories March 29

Chrome for Android getting new PWA install UI, starting with Twitter

As the adoption of Progressive Web Apps increases, Google is working to make the installation process more prominent. The latest effort is in Chrome for Android and sees a new PWA install sheet provide an app store-like appearance online. 

Progressive Web Apps Stories January 24

A handful of Google services today are available as Progressive Web Apps. Following Music and TV, the main YouTube site can now be installed as a PWA for quick dedicated access.

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Progressive Web Apps Stories May 28, 2020

Progressive Web Apps are going to be an important part of the web going forward, and Google Chrome has been going all-in on the functionality. Now, with its latest updates, Google is working on a new Chrome setting that launches Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) at startup on your computer.

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Progressive Web Apps Stories May 27, 2020

Google’s enterprise communication tools have seen a flurry of changes in recent weeks. The latest is a Progressive Web App for Google Chat that replaces the existing Electron client.

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Progressive Web Apps Stories May 20, 2020

[Update: Tutorial] Progressive Web Apps will support Android’s homescreen app shortcuts

Progressive Web Apps are the future as they bring the best parts of the web to a more native experience. Now, for Android users, Progressive Web Apps are picking up the ability to take advantage of app shortcuts on the homescreen.

One of the biggest complaints many have had regarding Chrome OS over the years has been the app situation, but that’s been getting better and better over time. A big help has come from Progressive Web Apps, and now, the Google Play Store is distributing some PWAs including YouTube TV and Twitter on Chrome OS.

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Progressive Web Apps Stories January 25, 2020

YouTube TV prompting frequent watchers to install Progressive Web App

Progressive Web Apps have a promising future rivaling native applications as the web become more feature-rich and powerful. Google has been fast to adopt, with YouTube TV prompting “every day” watchers to install the PWA.

Progressive Web Apps Stories January 22, 2020

Progressive Web Apps might be a huge deal in the future, but right now, many of the sites and services we want to use in this way simply aren’t available. Recently, though, Google Drive made its debut as a Progressive Web App (PWA).

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Progressive Web Apps Stories June 19, 2019

Chrome OS has become one of the best operating systems on the market today by its ability to seamlessly combine traditional web browser experiences with progressive web apps, Android apps and Linux apps. Now, Google is looking at shaking up the Chrome OS experience, for better or worse, by sometimes preferring Android apps over web apps.

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Progressive Web Apps Stories June 29, 2018

This week in Fuchsia Friday, we take a look at how Fuchsia will appeal to web developers and an interesting look at Fuchsia possibly being used outside Google.

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Progressive Web Apps Stories June 2, 2018

Google Photos can now be used as a Progressive Web App

With Progressive Web Apps (PWAs), developers can build the full functionality of an application into a web page. Google’s latest service to receive this treatment is Photos.

Progressive Web Apps Stories March 21, 2017

Chrome 58 beta allows for immersive full screen Progressive Web Apps

With Chrome 57 featuring big leaps for Progressive Web Apps on Android, version 58 continues by enabling immersive full screen experiences. Other developer-focused changes include new sandbox iframes and better support when dealing with large data sets.

Progressive Web Apps Stories February 2, 2017


The ambitious goal behind Progressive Web Apps is to allow websites to have the same capabilities and features as a native app, but without the initial download. Google has been a heavy backer of this model and will soon grant PWAs more system-wide access and integration in Android.

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