Frances has written up some of the history behind her minting of the term “progressive web app”. She points out that accuracy is secondary to marketing:
I keep seeing folks (developers) getting all smart-ass saying they should have been PW “Sites” not “Apps” but I…
A tweetstorm digestion by Alex & Owen.
“Why would someone add this banner to their website?!” asks Ada Rose Edwards:
Olhe pro seu smartphone agora mesmo e se pergunte: você fez o download do aplicativo do Shopping que mais frequenta? E da franquia de restaurantes? E da agência de viagens?
Pois é, eu também não.
Progressive Web Apps are the much-hyped future of the web. Let’s build one!
Google has been pushing PWA’s hard as the solution to many of the problems of the modern web — particularly issues for mobile users.