Welcome to Appscope, one of the leading directories for Progressive Web Apps (PWAs). Here you can find hundreds of web-based applications that are compatible with all devices.
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Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) are the future of apps. Advancements in web browser technologies have made it possible to create web-based applications that mimic and offer the same functionality as native (traditional) applications. This means that apps can now be made just as easily as websites, and that developers no longer need developer licenses to distribute them.
Just like an increasing number of desktop-based applications nowadays offer their functionality online, mobile applications are about to move to the browser as well.
Although not required, you may save PWAs to your home screen to make them more accessible.
Many PWAs will automatically prompt an install button when you visit the app in the web browser. If not, tap the button next to the address field and select "Add to Home screen" in the list of options that appears.
While using a PWA in Safari, tap the button in the browser. Scroll right among the options that appear and select "Add to Home Screen".
There are many reasons why PWAs are better than traditional apps. Here are some of their most promising advantages.
Unlike native applications that need to be developed for either desktop, iOS, or Android, PWAs are compatible with all three! This means as a developer, you only need to develop one application to reach users on all platforms.
As browser-based applications, PWAs are not subject to the bureaucracy of the traditional app stores. This means that updates can be made instantly, without the having to await the approval of a review team. Similarly, no developer license is required and developers keep all of their earnings (avoiding the 30% transaction fee that is forced upon native apps.)
Unlike native applications, PWAs are discoverable and listed by search engines, making them easier to be found by new users.
We are always looking for new apps to add to our directory. If you know of a great Progressive Web App, use this form to let us know about it.
At Appscope, we care about your privacy and strive to minimize the amount of data we collect about our users. We do not store or collect any personally identifiable data unless explicitly consented to, all other data is anonymized. The following document further explains how we handle your data to ensure your privacy.
In addition to the web analytics, data is collected on Appscope when performing the following actions.
When you launch an app from Appscope, we record which app was launched and the time at which it was launched. This data is then analyzed to measure engagement and to generate features like the top list.
When you perform a search in the app directory, we store the search term that was used as well as the time at which it was made. We collect this data to improve the search algorithm so that we can display more relevant results.
When you sign up for push notifications, we store your Web Push API endpoint in order to be able to deliver the notifications to your device.
When you submit an app to Appscope through our submission form, we only store the data that was provided by you. If you entered an email address, we store it so that we can contact you with information or questions regarding your submission.
Together with the aforementioned actions, we store your Browser User Agent string (information about your browser and platform), your general geographical location (on city-level), and your anonymized (hashed) IP address (simply to measure the number of unique users who perform different actions).
Appscope will only share any collected data when it is necessary for our service to function, when it is legally required, or when you give us your permission.
For our service to function, the collected data will be provided to hosting services like Amazon Web Services and Heroku, database services like mLab, and analytics services such as Google Analytics.
Appscope provides links to many external websites and apps. These services, unless otherwise noted, are not associated with Appscope and we are not responsible for their privacy practices.
We have taken administrative and technical measures we believe are sufficient to protect the data we store. We do however acknowledge the risk that a determined attacker could defeat our security systems and gain access to the data we seek to protect.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected].