Disciple launches new community building tool to make PWAs more accessible
Disciple Media has launched a platform tool to open up the power of Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) to independent communities for the first time, with no prior coding knowledge required.
The new platform is entirely self-serve, meaning anyone can build their own community in the new PWA format, as well as native iOS and Android.
PWAs are web applications that allow web pages or websites to appear like traditional applications or native mobile applications.
This technology has gained ground recently due to the likes of Google, Starbucks, and Flipbook all turning to Progressive Web Apps as a primary user interface to connect with their communities.
The new platform will provide communities with a number of benefits including such as discoverability in search, engine algorithms, offline URL access and multiple device accessibility.
Disciple CEO and founder Benji Vaughan said: "PWAs are an incredibly powerful technology - and we’re excited to open up this new standard to independent communities.
“The fact that there’s been so much movement amongst big technology firms to move into PWAs is testament to the credibility of the technology as the format of the future.
"While native apps were too expensive for community enthusiasts, traditional websites weren’t interactive enough. PWAs bridge this gap and provide the benefits of both.”