In a collaboration of Google, Microsoft is working to bring more progressive web apps to Android devices. All the users will be able to download these apps from the Play Store and will also experience some advanced features. Last year, when Microsoft introduced the Surface Duo, it announced that it is planning to use Android as the operating system for the dual-screened device.
Microsoft & Google Join Hands to Introduce More Web Apps
Apps built using Microsoft’s PWABuilder tool will be using Google’s Bubblewrap utility and library in order to get the benefits from the new features, such as a new standard for web shortcuts, “deeper” push notifications and visual customizations. Web apps will come with a user-friendly interface and will be easily accessible.
According to Microsoft, “The expanded features shouldn’t require significantly more effort to implement.”
It will take some time that these apps will make use of the new features. It could lead to more and improved apps reaching your phone, though. Well, it is a good decision that Microsoft and Google are working together as this will give the creators more reasons to use Microsoft’s toolkit. Other than that, Google has more qualified and experienced developers who build Android-friendly web apps.
Recently, Microsoft also confirmed a set of new features in Microsoft Teams that make virtual interactions more natural, more engaging, and ultimately, more human.