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What is PWA and how to enable it?

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PWA which is also known as Progressive Web Apps are the web apps that make your website look, feel and function like an actual native app. PWA eliminates the need for developing an Android or iOS app and brings a mobile-app-like experience to your users. Along with that, PWA don’t need to be installed from the app store/play store. 

Progressive web apps are a hybrid of web and a mobile application providing a seamless, fast and reliable experience for your customers without much effort. Most modern browsers offer PWA with the benefits of a seamless mobile experience. Some most important and notable features of PWA are:

  • Highly reliable 
  • Seamless and fast experience
  • Engaging
  • Portable
  • No installation required
  • Easily discoverable

All the e-commerce stores built on the StoreHippo are PWA which means, they have an application with the look, feel and functionality as that of native apps even though they open in a browser. PWA on StoreHippo is very easy to use and is enabled on a setting basis. By enabling the setting and providing the basic and minimal details, you can make your website PWA compliant. Thus, giving you the best mobile ecommerce solution.

Enabling PWA

To enable PWA on your store, follow the steps mentioned below:

  • First of all, go to the Settings - > Site Settings section in the StoreHippo Admin Panel.
  • Next, scroll down and select the Enable PWA checkbox. 
  • After that, provide the Splash Color in the PWA settings. The splash color is the color of the splash screen, also known as a launch screen.
  • At last, click the Save & Continue button.

Now, the PWA will be enabled on your ecommerce store. For more information about PWA, visit the helpcenter -

Sep 10, 2020 6:42:54 PM


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