By Vlad Kravchenko, CEO at Fieldman
Field service devices and software are crucial for managing field work efficiently. They are designed with workflows that help all employees, no matter their experience, to do tasks easily, collect important data, and skip doing data entry in the office. Some time ago, Native Apps from the App Store replaced old devices, making installation simpler, and smartphones replaced outdated devices.
Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) are a big deal for work management and field service software. We believe PWAs will replace native apps soon, so workers won't need to download them from the App Store anymore.
Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) are like special web apps that feel like regular apps. They have the best parts of websites and mobile apps and can work offline and send notifications. Big companies like Starbucks, Uber, and Spotify use PWAs to make their services even better.
For example, Starbucks uses PWAs for its ordering system, and Uber made their app a PWA to let people with slow internet book cars easily. Spotify also joined in, making their PWA version faster and unique.
This technology is super helpful for organizations in rural areas and makes field service work for utility projects much smoother.
There are five big advantages of Progressive Apps over regular apps from the app store.