Mike Becky

Progressive Web App Limitations on iOS ➝

Jared Newman, writing for Fast Company:

There’s just one problem with this zeal for web apps: On iOS, Apple doesn’t support several progressive web app features that developers say are necessary to build web apps that offer all the power and usability of a native app.

iOS web apps, for instance, can’t deliver notifications, and if you install them on the home screen, they don’t support background audio playback. They also don’t integrate with the Share function in iOS and won’t appear in iOS 14’s App Library section. Android, by contrast, supports most of those features, and even allows websites to include an “Install App” button.

It would be nice if Apple’s sweet solution was a bit sweeter.

➝ Source: fastcompany.com