Honestly, because of Alibaba.
Alibaba is a Chinese e-commerce company, and it is the world’s largest retailer, generating more revenues than Amazon and eBay combined.
They faced the greatest challenge of the modern times: to build an engaging experience for the mobile web, being it the main platform they got discovered on. In the past, they used to redirect visitors to their native app. However, users considered having to download an app to browse or complete a transaction an unnecessary barrier. (Zou Yu, director of Alibaba.com’s mobile team.)
So what did they do? But of course, Alibaba.com built a PWA that led to a fast, effective, and reliable mobile web experience.
The results speak for themselves (according to Google Developers Blog) :
Why? Because a PWA delivers a native-like experience without the entry barrier. It takes a model that has been proven to be working and takes it to the next level.
So there is no doubt. You should build a PWA for your business, and I should probably stop loving the web so much.
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