Windows 10: Could Progressive Web Apps finally fix Microsoft Store's software shortfall?

“Downloadable” Websites Or PWAs For Windows 10 Are Coming To Microsoft Store

Windows 10: Could Progressive Web Apps finally fix Microsoft Store's software shortfall?

Microsoft lamented passwords as "inconvenient and insecure" and has explained that with the Authenticator App, a CP running Windows 10 S could be set up without the need for a password.

Well, Microsoft wants to get into the action.

Microsoft has released a new Windows 10 Preview build 17093 meant for fast ring members of the Windows Insiders program.

PWAs are basically web apps that behave like native apps, able to work offline, send notifications and be installed on PCs.

These are the following new features which are coming for developers in the next Windows 10 Update.

Microsoft addressed privacy concerns with the Diagnostic Data Viewer in build 17083, and the company continues down that path in the latest build. Users can now navigate through the settings app to delete the diagnostic data associated with the current device.

FIDO keys are an agreed standard that is rolling out to many sites across the web.

PWAs are already supported in the Chrome and Firefox browsers, on desktops and mobiles, and will be supported in Windows 10's Edge following the Redstone 4 update. Interestingly, the developer-focused conference by the Redmond company will clash with Google's annual developer conference that is happening from May 8 to May 10 this year at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California.

PWAs for short, these are websites or web apps specially crafted to deliver native app-like experience irrespective of the device platform and form factor. Developers would be able to monetize their apps, access telemetry data, and respond to reviews and comments. The most recent build includes all kinds of new features for power users and regular Joes alike, so let's just dive right in.

PWA capabilities will not be limited in scope compared to the Universal Windows Platform Apps found in the store today, and will have access to the full suite of WinRT APIs.

Mentioned here are some of the most important aspects of the upcoming new Windows 10 version.

Microsoft's developers have also worked on bringing HDR video support to a wider array of machines.

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