PWAs with Angular

Cory Rylan

Cory Rylan

- Google Developer Expert for Angular and Web

- Front End Developer @ VMware - Clarity Design Team

- Angular Bootcamp Instructor

@coryrylan

coryrylan.com

What is a Progressive Web App?

Not a web spec or standard

What is a Progressive Web App?

- Fast

- Integrated

- Reliable

- Engaging

PWAs are Fast

- 3G connections still prevalent

- Mobile devices (limited memory & CPU)

- 53% of users will abandon a site if it takes longer than 3 seconds to load

PWAs are Integrated

- Add to Homescreen

- Geolocation

- Camera / Mic

PWAs are reliable

- Handle offline routing

- Installation / app shell pattern

- Dynamic caching

PWAs are engaging

- Web Payment API

- Push Notifications

- Web Sockets / live data updates

- Great UX and a11y

Trivago

- 150% increase in engagement for users who add its PWA to the home screen

- 97% increase in clickouts to hotel offers

Twitter Mobile PWA

Lighthouse

PWA Lunch

Service Worker

- Proxy-ish JavaScript file

- Enables add to home screen

- Key feature for PWAs

- HTTPS

Service Worker Lifecycle

https://developers.google.com/web/fundamentals/primers/service-workers/lifecycle

Service Worker Development

Service Worker Downsides/Tradeoffs

- Typical tradeoffs with caching

- "Breaking" the refresh button

- Kill switch

Service Worker Support

- Chrome Team

- Generic
- Flexible

- More Features

@angular/service-worker

- Easy to set up
- Better performance with Angular

- Life cycle updates

- Reactive API
 

ng new my-pwa

Installation Angular CLI

ng add @angular/pwa

Performance

- ng build --prod

 

- Lazy routing / code splitting

 

- Tree shakeable providers

 

- Service Worker caching

 

- Server side rendering with Angular Universal

Thank You

coryrylan.com

@coryrylan

 

     github.com/coryrylan/ng-pwa-lunch

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