With the evolution of mobile technology, we see a rapid change in smartphone software, form factors, and UX designs and frameworks. Mendix team decided to deprecate the Hybrid Mobile Apps based on Apache Cordova framework as they believe Native Mobile Apps and PWA (Progressive Web Apps) are the future.
PWAs have evolved over the years to mimic a fully functional native mobile app and deliver the same User experience and performance while still running inside a browser page and behaving like a web app. The major difference being the distribution of PWAs does not require any app store and can be simply accessed directly via a browser.
In this blog, let’s look at how the Mendix platform can be leveraged to build a PWA and deploy it on Mendix Cloud. PWAs traditionally have three main characteristics: