I built a PWA and published it in 3 app stores. Here’s what I learned. – Debugger.Break()


49 bookmarks. First posted by aebraddy april 2018.


Apple was the worst.

[[Summary: Turning a web app into a Progressive Web App (PWA) and submitting it to 3 app stores requires about a month of work, a few hundred dollars, and lots of red tape.

Final thoughts: The web always wins. It defeated Flash. It killed Silverlight. It destroyed native apps on desktop. The browser is the rich client platform. The OS is merely a browser-launcher and hardware-communicator.

The web will win, too, on mobile. Developers don’t want to build 3 separate apps for the major platforms. Companies don’t want to pay for development of 3 apps.

The answer to all this is the web. We can build rich web apps – Progressive Web Apps – and package them for all the app stores.

Apple in particular has a perverse incentive to stop the progress of the web. It’s the same incentive that Microsoft had in the late ‘90s and early 2000s: it wants to be the platform for good apps. PWAs undermine that; they run everywhere.]]
PWA  app  store  experience  against  Apple 
8 weeks ago by dandv
Comparison of the major three app stores, and their support for progressive web apps.
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may 2018 by danielbachhuber
Summary: Turning a web app into a Progressive Web App (PWA) and submitting it to 3 app stores requires about a month of work, a few hundred dollars, and lots of red tape. The process was both painful and enlightening. Here’s what I learned.
april 2018 by davidmatas
Summary : Turning a web app into a Progressive Web App (PWA) and submitting it to 3 app stores requires about a month of work, a few hundred dollars, and lots…
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april 2018 by elnaril
I built a PWA and published it in 3 app stores. Here’s what I learned.
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april 2018 by HighCharisma
Summary: Turning a web app into a Progressive Web App (PWA) and submitting it to 3 app stores requires about a month of work, a few hundred dollars, and lots of red tape. The process was both painful and enlightening. Here’s what I learned.
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april 2018 by WFreeland
I built a PWA and…
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april 2018 by dr3wster
It’s painful, and costs money, to take an existing PWA and get them functional on mobile platforms and listed in the App Store.
mobile  web  apps  apple  google 
april 2018 by euler
Summary: Turning a web app into a Progressive Web App (PWA) and submitting it to 3 app stores requires about a month of work, a few hundred dollars, and lots of red tape. The process was both painful and enlightening. Here’s what I learned. via Pocket
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april 2018 by igorette
Taking a Progressive Web App and publishing it to App Stores
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april 2018 by shearichard
"It’s painful, and costs money, to take an existing PWA and get them functional on mobile platforms and listed in the App Store."
(winner is Google, MS is runner-up, Apple still sucks)
pwa  webdev  hahaonlyserious  ios  android  apple  google  postmortem 
april 2018 by mechazoidal
It was much harder to publish an app into Apple's app store than Google's or Microsoft's.
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april 2018 by mcherm
Turning a web app into a Progressive Web App (PWA) and submitting it to 3 app stores requires about a month of work, a few hundred dollars, and lots of red tape.
mobile_dev 
april 2018 by zephyr777
First, you might wonder, “Why even put your app in the app stores? Just live on the opened web!”

The answer, in a nutshell, is because that’s where the users are. We’ve trained a generation of users to find apps in proprietary app stores, not on the free and open web.
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april 2018 by toddhoff