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09 February, 2018, 03:47 | Author: Cecelia Webb
  • “Downloadable” Websites Or PWAs For Windows 10 Are Coming To Microsoft Store

But according to Microsoft, there can't be one recommendation out of UWP and PWA as "the Universal Windows Platform fully embraces the Progressive Web Apps" and EdgeHTML is also the foundational base of UWP apps. The tech giant is testing the ability to unlock the security-focused Windows flavor through an Authenticator App you can install on your phone. The recent Windows Insider Program builds of Windows 10 started supporting PWAs, while the next public Windows release is expected to begin listing PWAs directly in the Microsoft Store.

Now the Store's limited software catalog could be about to get a substantial boost, as Microsoft prepares to open the Store to a host of new software.

Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17093 is ready for users in the fast ring, and it brings about a bunch of new features.

The update renames Windows Defender to Windows Security, brings several improvements to Game bar, enables Windows 10 S users to go password-less, and brings several other changes and updates to the upcoming Windows 10 version. Microsoft engineers are working on crawling and indexing features for PWA to use it for Microsoft store.




The addition of PWAs comes at a time when Microsoft is preparing to elevate the importance of the Store, with Microsoft recently announcing that PC makers would be given greater scope to sell PCs that are locked to using Store apps only by default. However, a lot of Electron apps are simply a website wrapped in an OS-native launcher, and it's possible that many of these could switch over to PWAs in the future. As far as the user is concerned, they'll be just like any other app downloaded from the store. And there's a new "clutter-free printing" option in the print dialog for Microsoft Edge. Progressive Web Apps (not to be confused with Android's native "Instant Apps") use relatively fresh new web technologies to make websites work better offline or with intermittent connections, and often mimic native features like push notifications.

Developers who want to boost the chances of getting their PWAs listed in the Microsoft Store can follow these guidelines, which also includes instructions on how to submit a PWA to the Microsoft Store.

Microsoft outlines the simple process for adding PWAs to the Microsoft Store.

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