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Progressive Web Apps

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Implemented
on 31 Jul 2020
Platform Server 11.9.0

Moving forward would there be any plans to support rollout of web applications in the form of Progressive Web Apps 

https://developers.google.com/web/progressive-web-apps/

https://developers.google.com/web/showcase/

This allows no installation, fast web applications, service worker, greater productivity and SEO.

Created on 8 Jun 2017
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Hi Paul,

Very interesting idea. Would you care to drill down on what type of use cases/apps you would be interested in using PWA?

Thanks

Isn't this something you can already build now?

I see a strong drive from google and although its not supported in IOS yet. And with web assembly picking up we will have a really strong competitor for mobile native apps .

It would be interesting if outsystems provides a good integration with service workers and manifests for better mobile web apps.

I keep hearing about single page apps and progressive web apps from customers and prospects. Further there is mention of this on various analyst roadmaps.

There is a huge "ASK" from customers who are already on OutSystems platform to move towards PWA.

Hopefully OutSystems addresses and caters to this emerging need in the near future. 


Do we have PWA support today in outsystems?

Great to see this idea logged! Indications are that PWA's will become more & more popular with Google & Microsoft pushing this. There are obvious benefits not having to go through the pains of publishing mobile apps to the stores, and expecting users to download another app onto their devices. Kony recently released the capability to generate PWA's. I have a current requirement for an offline web app, and prefer to use OutSystems. How far has this progressed? Any way to create a progressive web app with OutSystems today?

Have we any news on this? 

Nice. I'm sure we can expect an announcement on Next-Step together with the ReactJS for Web :) 

Do we have any ways to develop a PWA using OutSystems 11?

Any ideas would be much appreciated.

Changed the status to
Working on it
expected delivery in Q1 2020


Hi Paul,

The Engineering Team is already working on Progressive Web Apps, so I set the status to “Working on it”. We expect it to be ready during Q1 2020. We’ll post an update once it’s released.

Thanks again for your great idea!

Cheers

Hi!

With the latest release of the platform (Platform Server - 11.7.0), you’ll now be able to get early access to generate Progressive Web Applications (PWAs) in OutSystems.



Here are some of the now available perks:

  • Distribute as PWA with a single toggle

  • Extensibility and customization with no limits

  • 100% compliance with Google’s Lighthouse

 

This early access feature needs to be enabled in LifeTime. And from then on, all you need to do is to have your mobile app to be distributed as a PWA directly inside Service Studio. Access the application with your browser, and add it to your home screen, similar to the experience of a native app.

 

 

Learn more about this feature by checking out the Early Access - Distribute as a progressive web app (PWA) page. 

We encourage you to try it out and give us your feedback. 


Enjoy it!

Hi Vitor,

Yesterday I asked the support team to upgrade us to 11.7 but they told me the hosted solution was currently only available for on-premise environments. Can you tell me when we can upgrade our hosted solutions to this version? We are waiting anxiously for PWA support.

Kind regards,

Vincent

Hi Vincent,


Our apologies for the misunderstanding. We do make the versions available for all customers when they are released to general availability.

You'll be contacted shortly by our support team to align the schedule of the update of your OutSystems cloud infrastructure to Platform Server - 11.7.0.


Cheers!

Hello Vitor Teixeira,

Is PWA going to be available for Reactive Web as well? If yes tentatively when do you think PWA in Web would be available?

We have a customer requirement which aligns with this feature and thus we would like to start building it this month.


Regards,

Rajeev Jha

Hi Rajeev,


PWA distribution is currently only available for Mobile apps (Phone and Tablet) and we are still evaluating use cases to enable it for Reactive Web Apps.

Meanwhile, I will contact you via PM so we can discuss your use case in a bit more detail if that's ok.


Thank you!


Changed the status to
Implemented
on 31 Jul 2020


Hi All,

Just to let you know that PWAs are now available on 11.9. (on-premises will be available on the 2nd week of August).

Cheers,
Tiago Simões

Hello,

Do you know when PWA will be available in our personal environments?

Regards

Hi Alvaro,


Existing Personals Environments should have been upgraded by now and have the PWAs capability by default. 

Nonetheless, if you can't see the PWA option on your Mobile Apps, like depicted in the image below, try going here https://www.outsystems.com/home/ while logged in. You should see a button to request an upgrade of your personal environment.

Regards,

Vítor Teixeira


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