Google’s Chrome OS shows us what to expect when PWAs hit Windows

While Google and Microsoft have both announced full Progressive Web App support for their desktop browsers, Google seems to be further along on the process.

Google’s take on Progressive Web Apps has debuted in Chrome OS’s canary build, featuring web-apps that look all the more like a native app. gave it a spin on a Chromebook, coming off with some positive impressions.

Progressive Web Apps now integrate more fully into the system, with an app window that takes on the theme of the app being hosted and a menu of options allowing users to set a unique zoom size to the app and view the app info directly.

Many apps have gone to the desktop web as Progressive Web Apps including Tinder, Google Maps, and Starbucks among others.

With the relative wide-spread use of web-apps and web-based apps like Slack, Trello and Spotify, its likely that Progressive Web Apps will become more popular as mainstream operating systems reward their adoption with discovery.

Progressive Web Apps are the future of lightweight computing, and we can’t wait to see Microsoft’s take on the concept.

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