Creating a Progressive Web Application (PWA) From Scratch to Engaging App


Progressive Web Apps are the new hot thing all the browsers are pushing and businesses want. They combine maximum customer reach with platform integrations previous reserved to native apps.

Progressive web apps have technical requirements of HTTPS, a valid web manifest and a registered service worker. As usual things are not as simple as they seem.

This session demonstrates how you can create a simple progressive web app in under an hour. You will learn how to quickly create a minimum progressive web app and then apply some intermediate techniques to improve the application’s performance and user experience.

The goal is to learn how you can adjust traditional web site architecture to be a proper PWA that you can take back and upgrade new and existing web sites to be a good progressive web app.

Chris Love

Chris Love is a front-end developer for people and companies who are lost in the sea of modern web and user experience standards. He has a quarter century of web development experience, and has built a wide variety of web sites and applications in those years. In recent years, he immersed himself in progressive web applications and web performance optimization.

He applies these interests to run a small web consulting company, Love2Dev, that focuses on Progressive Web Applications and modern web technology. Love2Dev offers web development and analysis to help companies engage end users and operate more efficiently.

Chris authored 3 web development books including, High Performance Single Page Web Applications, http://amzn.to/1b0twcm. He is currently authoring a new Progressive Web App book for Packt, due out this Fall.

He is a 10 time Microsoft MVP in ASP.NET and Web Platform. Chris regularly speaks at user groups, code camps and developer conferences. He blogs at http://love2dev.com and is active on Twitter, @ChrisLove.

Through his blog, speaking and books, he’s here to help you shake up your approach to web development while making it all feel like fun. His insights and opinions have been featured in various magazines, popular podcasts web sites. He has helped hundreds of businesses and individuals, ranging from mom and pop shops through major corporate brands, to build modern web experiences.

When he’s not working on front-end development, you can find him spending time with his step-kids, learning karate, training for Spartan races and serving on his church board of directors.

You can follow Chris’ Blog at https://love2dev.com/blog/ and on Twitter @ChrisLove.