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PWA vs Mobile App

Hi All,

I have created one mobile app and enabled it as PWA(Progressive Web App) which will act as a native app like android or ios. I just want to know what are all the limitations will be there by using PWA compare to native android mobile apps.

Thanks!

Akthar.

Rank: #70
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Hi Mohamed,


One of the main limitations you have as distributing as PWA is that it does not support Cordova-based plugins (there are many components in the Forge which are Cordova-based). So if your app uses cordova-based plugin, take into account that it won't work in PWA.

You can check here that many OutSystems-supported plugins are not available in PWA.

In this video, you have a great overview on PWA vs Mobile, including when to use one and when to use another.


Hope it helps.


Regards,
João

Rank: #295

Hi Mohamed,

you can take a look over below link for all information related to PWA:

https://success.outsystems.com/Documentation/11/Delivering_Mobile_Apps/Distribute_as_a_progressive_web_app_(PWA)


Hope it helps, Thanks :)

Rank: #70
Solution

Hi Mohamed,


One of the main limitations you have as distributing as PWA is that it does not support Cordova-based plugins (there are many components in the Forge which are Cordova-based). So if your app uses cordova-based plugin, take into account that it won't work in PWA.

You can check here that many OutSystems-supported plugins are not available in PWA.

In this video, you have a great overview on PWA vs Mobile, including when to use one and when to use another.


Hope it helps.


Regards,
João

Hi @João Marques ,

I have a question related to what you said. When you mentioned:

One of the main limitations you have as distributing as PWA is that it does not support Cordova-based plugins (there are many components in the Forge which are Cordova-based).  


Won't a PWA support a Cordova-based plugin that supports the platform browser?