Most Indian users reach the Internet via 2G and 3G networks, so a fast user experience is essential. To decrease load times, Housing.com added Service Workers and streamlined their site to help consumers quickly find what they’re looking for. Users can continue browsing properties and reviewing previous searches, all while offline.
In 2015, Flipkart, India’s largest e-commerce site, adopted an app-only strategy and temporarily shut down their mobile website. The company found it harder and harder to provide a user experience that was as fast and engaging as that of their mobile app. But then, Flipkart decided to rethink their development approach. They were drawn back to the mobile web by the introduction of features that made the mobile web run instantly, work offline, and re-engage users.
AirHorner is a simple but powerful Progressive Web App that shows the power of Service Workers and the Web Audio API to give you your very own air horn. Use it to annoy your friends or co-workers, no matter whether you're online, offline or on a flaky 2G network.
The Google I/O 2015 Web App