DockYard Announces New Focus on Progressive Web Apps

By: Jessica Krywosa
Progressive Web App Illustration

Boston-based software consultancy, DockYard, announced today a new focus on a specialized service in their catalog: the development of Progressive Web Applications (PWAs). To help contextualize the benefits of PWAs, DockYard created High Tide, a sample PWA that supplies information on high tides via search or geolocation on both desktop and mobile environments.

PWAs have gained popularity recently as businesses seek solutions to poor and varied user experiences across mobile devices. To make matters worse, mobile apps come with high development, maintanance, and re-engagment costs. In general, mobile apps see a high abandonment rate and cost per user, while also seeing lower user engagement and conversion rates. These are just a few costly issues that Progressive Web Apps help to alleviate by using the web browser as their primary platform, while still providing the functionality and ease of use of a mobile application. This means development of one asset to serve as both primary website and mobile app-like experience across all devices and browsers.

User benefits of PWAs showcased in DockYard’s sample High Tide app include the ability to add to homescreen, an app-like experience, and push notifications. Overall, PWAs like High Tide provide a fast, light experience allowing users to accomplish a variety of goals without the added steps of downloading, updating, and constantly checking another mobile application.

If your business is ready to be transformed by a Progressive Web App, or to see DockYard’s High Tide example, please visit DockYard.com.

DockYard is a software consultancy driven by creating exceptional user experiences. By approaching software with the user experience at the forefront, DockYard delivers web applications that beat out native applications in any web browser using HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript.

DockYard is a digital product agency offering exceptional user experience, strategy, digital design, full stack engineering, and custom software consulting. We work with innovative brands such as Apple, Netflix, Zipcar, McGraw-Hill, Nasdaq, Harvard, Fidelity Investments, Constant Contact, MassMutual, CollegeVine, and WNYC, as well as funded startups. DockYard helps organizations transform ambitious, complex new ideas into fully deployed progressive web applications using Ember, Elixir, and Phoenix. On the bleeding edge of technology, DockYard often pioneers the field, and invests heavily in the open source community. Our firm is smart, relatable, and deeply knowledgeable about modern application design, UX, and architecture. DockYard’s integrated approach allows us to solve problems quickly with stability and maintainability. We also offer testing and QA, project management, training, support, and staff augmentation.