In simple terms, a progressive web app is a website that mimics the look, feel, and functionality of a native mobile application. They are accessible through app stores just like a regular app to allow offline functionality but can also be found through search engines and used within mobile browsers.
Progressive web applications are like websites, loading everything on the spot. Data usage and size become a non-issue.
PWA allows offline navigation by caching and storing part of the data displayed in the app. They utilize service worker capabilities to provide data while also enhancing performance by dealing with cached resources, managing networks, and enabling push notifications, even offline.
PWA loads faster by using service workers running in the background to do the heavy lifting. These scripts run separately from the web page and prefetch all the necessary data to keep navigation fast and seamless.
Building progressive web apps focus on looks, feel, cross-platform support, and total device support. Even big names like Starbucks, Twitter, TikTok, and Forbes have opted to use progressive web applications due to their reduced cost and full compatibility.
No need to use the app store when working with a PWA. Using a modern browser like Chrome or Firefox, users access your app and receive updates, making PWAs convenient for consumers and businesses alike.
How much does custom app development cost?
The cost of app development varies widely depending on what your app will do. Do you need to integrate payments, geolocation services, video streaming, chat, or 3rd-party APIs? Do you need a web server? Depending on the project requirements, our base price starts at $20,000 and goes up from there.
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What’s most important is that we will be there after your project deploys. We provide long-term support for bug fixes and enhancements, so you are sure we will do quality work.
Can I hire Idea Maker to develop an iOS app? What about an app for Android?
Of course! We specialize in cross-platform app development using React Native and Flutter. This means that with a single code base you get apps for both operating systems, Apple devices as well as Android. A two for one special that saves you money.
Why should I hire your agency to develop my app instead of going with a freelancer or a friend who would do it much cheaper?
We have experts in all of the technologies you need. For example, WordPress, Search Engine Optimization, and custom coding. Our team can make the right decisions to give you the best website, including on-page SEO.
Plus, one of the biggest, unforeseen problems people face is after they get their app done. How will they get bug fixes and feature enhancements? We’re interested in being your long-term partner. We will be around to support your app, even if you don’t need us every day. And this is what separates us from freelancers and a lot of the other agencies out there.
How long does it take to build a website? How soon can my website launch?
It depends on the complexity of your site. A simple static website can be designed from scratch in a couple of weeks. A more complex site with thousands of products and many features will take much longer.
Schedule your free consultation today and we can give you a timeline based on your project’s requirements.
Can I fix my old website instead of starting with a new one?
Yes, you can update an older website instead of starting over, however, oftentimes it is worth investing in an entire redesign. Technology changes rapidly and you don’t want your customers getting the impression that your business is behind the times.
One important issue, whether you opt for an update or a complete redesign, is to maintain the valuable SEO that your current site has achieved. Here at Idea Maker, we have the expertise necessary to protect your investment.
Will my website look good on mobile? What about on my iPad?
At Idea Maker, we take pride in implementing responsive web design. Responsive layouts adapt to all different screen sizes, browsers, and devices. Our design approach ensures that your website or app looks good regardless of the device you’re using to view it.
How much will I need to be involved in the project?
Our goal is for you to be satisfied with the final product and we’ll be checking in with you frequently to ensure this happens.
You can be as involved in the process as you like and we are always happy to get input and feedback from our clients. On the other hand, if you’re unsure of what you want or need, you can also sit back and let our team of experts work out the details.
What sort of ongoing services do you provide? Do you offer ongoing help with our new site once it's launched?
Your long-term success is important to us. After your website or app launches, we’ll be here for you, from maintenance packages to bug fixes to feature enhancements, you can rest assured that Idea Maker will offer the support you need. It’s the old saying, “If you aren’t successful, we aren’t successful.”