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Introduction

In layman's terms, Progressive Web Application (PWA) is a type of application software that is easily installable directly via the web browser, that offers a native-like app experience to end users regardless of device variants.

PWA promises many key capabilities as compared to regular web applications, such as:

  1. Works in any network conditions, including offline
  2. Responsive web design
  3. Compatible with any device and screen dimension
  4. Background Sync
  5. Smooth app interactions
  6. Native-like app UI/UX
  7. Web push notifications
  8. and so much more...

Read here for full details about PWA and its benefits: https://developers.google.com/web/updates/2015/12/getting-started-pwa

As a brand new feature of Joget DX, Joget apps support PWA features by default.

Installing an app

Joget allows users to easily install apps into mobile devices through compatible browsers.

Compatibility

Feature / DeviceChrome Browser on Android Chrome Browser on iOSSafari Browser on iOSJoget Mobile App on AndroidJoget Mobile App on iOS
PWA Offline Storage and SyncYes (15 May 2020, Android 9)No (15 May 2020, iOS 13.1.2 iPhone X)Yes (15 May 2020, iOS 13.1.2 iPhone X)YesNot Supported
PWA Push NotificationYes (15 May 2020, Android 9)No (15 May 2020, iOS 13.1.2 iPhone X)No (15 May 2020, iOS 13.1.2 iPhone X)Not ApplicableNot Applicable
Native App Push NotificationNot ApplicableNot ApplicableNot ApplicableYesYes


PWA Properties

Most userview menus support offline caching.
To configure them, you can directly edit the userview menu, or via the Builder Advanced Tools in the userview builder.

1. Select Advanced Tools in the userview builder.


2. Edit the userview menu you wish to configure PWA settings for.


3. Select the "Performance & Offline" tab, and you can configure PWA offline settings here.


Edit PWA Offline Settings

NameDescriptionScreen ( Click to view )
Enable cache for offline support

This option allows users to cache for offline support for userview elements.


Scope: Available in all Userview Menu




Cache list actions (Non POST action)

This option allows users to cache datalist actions but it does not include any POST actions.

Scope: Only available in Userview Menu that makes use of Datalist such as CRUD, List, Datalist Inbox

Example of what will be cached: 

1. New Button in CRUD

Example of what will NOT be cached:

1. Delete Button in CRUD

2. JDBC Datalist Action in List / CRUD

Cache all datalist links in first page

This option allows users to cache all links found on the first page of the datalist links when they are offline. (i.e. Hyperlink Datalist Action)

Scope: Only available in Userview Menu that makes use of Datalist such as CRUD, List, Datalist Inbox

Example of what will be cached:

1. Hyperlink Datalist Action in List / CRUD

How to Check What is Being Cached?

If your runtime URL is http://localhost:8080/jw/web/userview/leaveApp/v/_/welcome, you can change "welcome" to "cacheUrls" in order to see the list of URLs that will be cached.


Progressive Web App (PWA) Settings

Users can access this setting by going through the "Settings" tab in the userview builder.

1. Click on Settings.


2. Click on Theme and then click on Progressive Web app (PWA) Settings.


Progressive Web App (PWA) Settings

NameDescriptionScreen ( Click to view )

Disable Progressive Web App (PWA) Support

If checked, this will disable PWA support for the current app.




Disable Web Push NotificationsIf checked, this will disable Web Push Notifications.
Additional URLs to CacheThis option allows users to cache additional URL(s) that is relative to the Context Root.
Additional Information

There are several plugins that complements PWA features:

  1. User Notification Audit Trail Plugin in Plugin Default Properties in app properties.
  2. Push Notification Tool Plugin in the Joget Marketplace.




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