We have to add progressive web applications to Gartner’s software technology trends for 2017. The growth of web-based solutions is a solid trend we could observe during the current year. It’s no reason to think it’s going to change in 2018.
On the contrary, in the long term it’s more probable that web apps will take a significant slice of market cake from the mobile apps, and not vice versa. We believe it even more when we hear Google reps talking about focusing on expanding the features of the current browsers to let web applications achieve the same UX level as mobile apps.
Moreover, progressive web apps are easier to develop and maintain than native applications. They combine the best features of the web and mobile apps. What’s more, they make use of the vast web ecosystem, plugins and community.