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Native-like Web Apps

Native-like web apps are another area where respondent interest is high, but the platform fails to deliver. The primary pain point here is interoperability, and while there are promising initiatives such as Interop 2024, the mobile landscape especially remains very fragmented.

Native-like Web Apps

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1

12.6%
19.8%
67.3%
12,745
2

9.3%
28%
62.4%
12,790
3

4.4%
17%
78.3%
12,692
4

4.4%
10.4%
84.9%
12,685
5

8.8%
88.9%
12,653

Experience

  • Used it: Respondents who have used an item.
  • Heard of it: Respondents who have heard about an item, but haven't used it.
  • Never heard of it: Respondents who have never heard about an item.

Sentiment

  • Positive: Respondents who are interested in learning more about a technology; or are willing to use it again.
  • Neutral: Responents who did not indicate any sentiment about a technology.
  • Negative: Respondents who are not interested in learning more about a technology; or have used it and had a negative experience.

Native Apps Tools

Have you used any of these tools to build native apps?
0%
11%
23%
34%
45%
57%
1

JavaScript-based frameworks

6,994
2

Native technologies

2,810
3

Non-JavaScript frameworks

2,345
4

I haven't developed native apps

4,419
0%
11%
23%
34%
45%
57%
% of question respondents

Local storage features

Have you used any of the following to store data client-side?
0%
18%
37%
55%
73%
92%
1

11,670
2

9,140
3

8,795
4

3,877
5

2,556
6

None of the above

570
0%
18%
37%
55%
73%
92%
% of question respondents

PWA Features

Have you used any of the following PWA technologies/APIs?
0%
11%
22%
33%
44%
55%
1

6,584
2

6,327
3

2,361
4

None of the above

3,772
0%
11%
22%
33%
44%
55%
% of question respondents

Native-like Web Apps Pain Points

What are your biggest pain points around making web apps that feel native?
Freeform
0%
4%
9%
13%
18%
22%
1

Apple/iOS issues

Answers matching “Apple/iOS issues” 262
2

PWA issues

Answers matching “PWA issues” 200
3

Browser support

4

UX issues

Answers matching “UX issues” 82
5

Education

Answers matching “Education” 76
6

7

Implementation issues

Answers matching “Implementation issues” 62
8

Native APIs access

9

Performance

10

Notifications

0%
4%
9%
13%
18%
22%
% of question respondents

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