Edi­tor’s note

net magazine - - WELCOME - Oliver Lind­berg, edi­tor @oliv­er­lind­berg

Pro­gres­sive web apps are the next big thing. They com­bine the best of mo­bile sites and na­tive apps and are fast, se­cure and re­spon­sive. They are also a nifty so­lu­tion for those who want to ac­cess the web from their mo­bile in places where con­nec­tiv­ity isn’t great. So it’s no sur­prise that one of the first pro­gres­sive web apps was built by Flip­kart, In­dia’s largest ecom­merce site, and has re­sulted in a 70 per cent in­crease in con­ver­sions.

Pro­gres­sive web apps are be­ing em­braced by Google, along­side other big play­ers in­clud­ing Mozilla and Opera. It’s a very ex­cit­ing move­ment. As Remy Sharp puts it: “Even though na­tive hacks will al­ways be ahead, the web al­ways gets there.”

So this month we in­vited Chris Mills, se­nior tech­ni­cal writer at Mozilla, to give us the low-down on the new tech­nolo­gies that make pro­gres­sive web apps pos­si­ble, and how to get started.

This is­sue also comes with three free months of InVision’s Pro­fes­sional plan, which en­ables you to build un­lim­ited in­ter­ac­tive pro­to­types. Flip to page 90 to re­deem. There, you’ll also to find out how to use InVision’s new suite of plug­ins, Craft, to de­sign with real data and save time while do­ing so.

Here’s to the fu­ture!

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