Are Progressive Web Apps the future?

Today, mobile phones account for more than half of all web traffic. They have become mini personal computers found in the pockets of users, due to their portability, easy access to the internet, and the exponential growth of services provided over mobile.

Users expect websites to function quickly and seamlessly on any device - be it a smartphone, tablet, laptop, or the next big thing. The pressure is on for businesses to optimize their user experience for mobile

Vaadin Fusion 19 - offline support

Vaadin 19 adds offline functionality to Fusion: here's how it works

The words “offline” and “web application” have been mutually exclusive for a long time, but this has now changed: most browsers have added a set of APIs to enable offline use cases. With Vaadin 19, we improved our offline support to enable you to build complete offline work flows. You can create ...

PWABuilder and Vaadin

Tech giants Microsoft and Google are pushing progressive web applications (PWAs) as the standard for their app stores. They have independently, and through joint effort, found ways to turn existing web apps into PWAs, and to wrap them to be supported on different platforms. These technologies have ...
Platforms that support PWAs in 2020

The state of progressive web applications: March 2021 edition

Vaadin, along with major technology firms, such as Microsoft and Google, have been championing progressive web applications for several years now. Last updated on March 30, 2021. A lot has changed in the PWA ecosystem over the last few months. For this reason, we decided to release this “state of ...

3 megatrends shaping the future of enterprise business web applications

Enterprise web applications have increased in prominence for companies across the board. In some sectors, well-established industry leaders face increasing competition from disrupters who only conduct business online. The days when your web assets become more valuable than your physical assets do ...
Vaadin slogan and logo printed on the back of shirts.

PWAs as an alternative for Flash-based applications

Adobe has announced that Flash development will stop at the end of 2020. This means they will no longer distribute or update the Flash Player plugin. Millions of web pages have run their content on Flash since its initial release in 1996. Migrating to new software technology is unavoidable to ...
Vaadin 15 TypeScript support for Vaadin apps

Vaadin 15 is here

When Vaadin first launched nearly 20 years ago, it focused on doing one thing: allowing developers to build UX-first web applications using Java, in a cleanly-abstracted environment. Vaadin’s powerful abstraction capabilities are now one of its defining features: it provides a cost-effective ...
Creating client-side TypeScript views in Vaadin 15

An introduction to client-side TypeScript views in Vaadin 15

Vaadin is fast expanding its horizons. By the next LTS (estimated for 2021), the platform is looking to fully support two unique development models: Java-only server-side development (the current primary Vaadin model). TypeScript-based client-side UI development with seamless access to Java on the ...
A laptop computer and a mobile phone running the same application

The business case for Progressive Web Apps

Over 50% of internet traffic is on mobile. On average, adults in the US spend almost 3 hours on smartphones every day, 90% of that using apps.   If you're building a consumer-facing app, you need to offer a great mobile experience to attract customers.  But what if you’re building an internal app ...

Web components with your preferred framework

In my previous blog post, I shared some thoughts about why switching to web components has its benefits for Vaadin. One of the advantages is a win-win situation, not only can the Vaadin Flow Java users now use a larger set of components, but also our set of standard web components can be used with ...