Difference Between Accelerate Mobile Pages and Progressive Web Apps

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Accelerated Mobile Pages are scripts developed on the open-source stage that will help websites load their content as fast as possible on mobile devices.  They are currently used by News websites to showcase their information and for ecommerce websites to provide their products in mobile SERPs.  However, they put limitations by wiping all immaterial scripts and JavaScript’s (JS) to conserve bandwidth and display just the information.  Pages are statically sized and significant elements like pictures that are off-screen aren’t downloaded until the consumer can view them.

This lowers the page loading time aggressively, but eliminating such irrelevant scripts elevates the consumer experience also.  Which further effects in causing minimal involvement on the site, causing a low conversion rate.

What’s (PWA) Progressive Web App?

Progressive Web Apps are web Programs or Website Page that provide the appearance of an overall Mobile Application. Progressive Web App allows users to re-visit your site through features such as Rich Offline Themes, Navigation Wallpaper Syncs & Push Notifications.

Progressive Web Programs may be utilized to fill the huge void spaces made using Accelerated Mobile Pages results if you are trying to cut back your webpages loading time. Presently, these are just employed by large enterprise-level sites and businesses.

Fundamentally, Progressive Web Programs have 3 attributes Which Make Them distinct from Accelerated Mobile Pages-

  • Progressive Web App operates faster compared with Accelerated Mobile Pages.
  • Secondly, Progressive Web App is trusted in providing all information to your consumer, that Accelerated Mobile Pages deficiency as they eliminate several scripts that you’ve included on your site to enhance the conversion speed.
  • PWA provides a high engagement rate as compared to Accelerate mobile pages.

Difference Between Accelerated Mobile Pages and Progressive Web Apps

Difference between AMP and PWA
DefinitionAccelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) scripts are prominently developed on open source platform to load website content as fast as possible in mobile devices. Progressive Web Apps (PWA) are mobile apps which provide the general look to website.
Technologies InvolvedTechnologies used are streamlines CSS and standardized javascript and components.Involves Social Worker, App Shell, Service Worker, Web App Manifest
Target UsersMostly suitable for publisher-based websites.Mostly suitable for ecommerce websites.
ResultsAMP process reduces the page load time for faster loading.PWA update the page as fast as possible allowing users to surf faster without any interruption

What are the Benefits of (AMP) Accelerated Mobile Pages?

  • Easy caching and instant loading of pages
  • All formats of ad are supported
  • Improved and enhance engagement factor
  • Page load time reduced to 1 sec making the web page 4x faster.
  • Earlier, implemented for news niche now expand to other verticals also
  • Having full control over the visual and business design.

What is PWA?

Progressive Web Apps is the latest Google feature designed for the home displays of smartphones and other mobile devices with contemporary web technologies such as the App Shell model offering features such as push notifications, offline web pages, and fast load timings.  These are simple web pages with modern surfing attributes which makes these web pages appear as a normal program.

It’s been noticed that when users arrive from the home screen icon of a Progressive Web Apps, the conversion rate is over 70 percent.  Not only does it load pages faster, but also reduces the data usage to 3 times. Users who visit the website, twice or more over 2 weeks span are provided the choice ‘add to home screen’. They simply need one tap to improve the home display and a tap to open it.

What are the Benefits of Progressive Web Apps?

  • Faster and quick page loading.
  • Improves the conversion rate.
  • Multiple scrolls around 60 frames in one second.
  • Can be open on full screen without any bar.
  • Push notification feature to engage users.
  • Smooth navigation and animations are there.
  • Easy access to the website via the Home screen icon on the device.
  • Equipped to work on poor internet connection also.
  • Cache versions of web pages are stored within Application Shell and, thus loads them instantly in less than 5 seconds on a revisit of users.

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