Google starts prioritizing Progressive Web Apps (PWA) above the Android apps in Google Play Store for the Chromebooks. Chrome Unboxed spot that Twitter and YouTube TV are the two apps who took this move first.
As it is a beginning, Chrome OS was blamed for the lack of compatible apps. The platform manages to maintain the gap with the support for Android and Linux apps. PWA decreases the security on the platform, and now it gives an optimized user experience.
If a user wants to try the Twitter and YouTube TV PWAs on their Chromebook, then they have to go to Play Store, search an app, and click on Install. Other PWAs will also be accessed similarly.
The difference is that it can be installed by default when a user will try to install the compatible app from Google Play Store.
The users have the habit of installing the app from the dedicated app store; it might increase the adoption of PWAs and also encourage the developers to work on PWA versions for their services.
The Chrome Unboxed spotted twitter PWA, the presence of YouTube TV PWA on Play Store, brings the attention by Dominick Ng, who is the lead/manager on Chrome OS Apps Platform, web apps/PWAs.
“It is so gratifying to see a) our strategy so clearly understood, and b) some of the most challenging and satisfying engineering work I’ve ever done make it out to the world.”, he said.
The user can expect more PWAs, which will be the default choices on Google Play Store, which is now embraced by the software giant for the technology, and it starts pushing it to the masses.