Video: Progressive Web Apps vs. Native Apps, Part 2: Cons
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Another thing which is kind of limiting the Progressive Web App approach today is that you don't have access to all the sensors which are in your mobile devices. The web APIs have come a very long way. You can do a lot of things. You can access the cameras, you can access a number of sensors like the orientation sensor. But if you want to do fingerprint authentication, for example, then you're more or less out of luck for now.
Another thing: I don't know if it's really a big negative but it will be a big negative in some development teams. I'm actually expecting a very big religious war on the fact that it's not really native. It's always a question. One of the approaches is, of course, better, but it's not set that the Progressive Web App approach is less good than the native approach in every used case. There are actually quite a lot of used cases where running Progressive Web Apps makes a lot of sense. It is the use cases where you don't have the heavy compute tasks. There you don't really need the big optimizations that you have in the native code.
THEO Technologies CEO Pieter-Jan Speelmans discusses the benefits of progressive web apps (PWAs) in this clip from his presentation at Streaming Media West.
Streaming Media's Tim Siglin interviews THEO Technologies CTO Pieter-Jan Speelmans at Streaming Media West 2018.
With mobile viewing on the rise, developers need to know about progressive web apps which offer an app-like experience through the browser.
Progressive web apps combine the engagement of native apps with the discoverability, shareability, and flexibility of browser-based content, including fast video playback