FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
What is findPWA?
FindPWA is a directory of Progressive Web Apps. We only include true PWAs, that can be installed, on every device. We try to show you only fully working applications.
What are Progressive Web Apps?
A Progressive Web App (PWA) is not only a responsive website or a so called web app, it can rather be installed which means that you can download the website and install it as real app. Because of that you can use the Progressive Web App offline too. A well developed PWA behaves like a native app from the Appstore/Play Store.
For developers PWAs are a big advantage because they are easier to develop since the developer only needs one website/webapp and not many apps for different devices no matter if you have an iOS/Android/Windows or macOS device.
Therefore are PWAs the future of apps and websites.
What is a Lighthouse Audit?
Lighthouse is an open-source, automated tool for improving the quality of web pages. You can run it against any web page, public or requiring authentication. It has audits for performance, accessibility, progressive web apps, SEO and more.
FindPWA uses Lighthouse to control the quality of the Progressive Web Apps listed.
For whom is findPWA?
This progressive web app directory is for anyone interested in PWAs and for developers to give them examples of PWAs. For app publishers, this directory is helpful to gain more traffic.
How can I install a Progressive Web App?
Search for the + symbol in the URL-bar in the right corner or use the install option in the menu.
At android devices there should popup a reminder to add the app to homescreen, otherwise use the install option in the menu.
Click the share button and press "Add to Home Screen".