Turn Your Website into a PWA

Discover how to make a progressive web app in 5 mins and why you need it

Luca Spezzano
Published in
7 min readOct 8, 2019


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According to this article by CNBC, Nearly three-quarters of the world will use just their smartphones to access the internet by 2025.

Considering these stats, if you are thinking of building a new website or redesign one, you should consider developing your website as PWA with no doubts.

Starting from a PWA could be the perfect start for your projects, you don’t need too much effort and you can build one application that works for all platforms!

What is a PWA?

A Progressive Web App (PWA) is a hybrid of a regular web page and a mobile application.
A PWA combines features offered by most modern browsers with the benefits of the mobile experience. They are built using standard web technologies, including HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
The functionalities include working offline, push notifications, and device hardware access and enabling creating user experiences similar to native applications.

You can add them to the home of your phone exactly as a mobile app

Why should you build a PWA?

A few weeks ago, I was looking for more information about PWA, and I found a very cool website pwastats.com, it shows the stats of all the most famous companies which are using PWA.
It was impressive to find out how the companies improved the performance of their website, mostly more than 100%.

A Progressive Web App can cut load times, allow users to navigate offline, increase the time spent on the website, increase revenue, can be much smaller than a mobile app, and much more.

Who is already using PWA?

Uber, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, Forbes, Alibaba

It’s interesting to see the companies which already have a PWA, some of the world’s biggest company such as Twitter, Instagram, Uber



Luca Spezzano

Frontend developer focused on CSS architecture of scalable and maintainable large scale projects and the development of amazing user interfaces.