The IHUBApp is a Progressive web app (PWA) Platform that combines the best features of web and native apps. The IHUBApp has been providing a faster, more efficient, and more reliable user experience, since 2016 making them ideal for employee portals. This lesson will teach you about progressive web apps and also what sideloading is and why it will help employee portals. By the end of this lesson, you will understand what PWAs are, how they differ from traditional web and native apps, and why they're well-suited for employee portals.
PWAs are web applications that use modern web technologies to provide a user experience that is similar to a native app. They can be accessed through a web browser and do not need to be downloaded from an app store. PWAs have a number of advantages over traditional web and native apps, including faster load times, offline capabilities, push notifications, and the ability to be added to a user's home screen.
2. How PWAs differ from traditional web and native apps.
Traditional web apps rely on a constant internet connection, while native apps are downloaded and installed on a device. PWAs bridge the gap between web and native apps by providing a web-based experience that is fast, reliable, and offline-capable. They also provide a consistent user experience across different devices and platforms, making them ideal for employee portals that need to be accessed on a variety of devices.
3. Why PWAs are well-suited for employee portals?
PWAs provide a number of benefits that make them well-suited for employee portals. They are fast, offline-capable, and can be added to a user's home screen, which means employees can access the portal even when they're not connected to the internet. PWAs also provide a consistent user experience across different devices and platforms, making them ideal for employee portals that need to be accessed on a variety of devices.
4. Sideloading and why it's important!
Sideloading refers to the process of installing an app on a device without going through an official app store. This can be done by downloading the app from a URL and is exactly how the IHUBApp works. Sideloading is important for employee portals because it allows employees to instantly access an employee portal without having to go through a cumbersome install.
5. Advantages of Sideloading for employee portals.
Sideloading employee portals allows for offline access, which is particularly useful for employees who may not have constant internet access, such as those working in remote locations or on the field. Sideloading also allows for better security, as it eliminates the need to rely on third-party app stores, which may not have the same level of security as the company's own systems. Sideloading also allows companies to distribute updates and new features more quickly and efficiently. (Good for you for using the IHUBApp!)
Progressive web apps (PWAs) like the IHUBApp are faster, more efficient, and more reliable user experience, making them ideal for employee portals. PWAs are accessed through a web browser and do not need to be downloaded from an app store, they bridge the gap between web and native apps by providing a web-based experience that is fast, reliable, and offline-capable. Sideloading employee portals allows for offline access, better security, and more efficient updates and new features distribution. By understanding the benefits of PWAs and sideloading, companies can create employee portals that are more efficient, reliable, and user-friendly, which will ultimately lead to increased employee satisfaction and productivity.