More apps are coming the way with this partnership of these two tech giants.
Microsoft’s support for Android is pushing boundaries with the common apps and devices like the Surface Duo. According to Thurrot reports, Microsoft is collaborating with Google to help bring more and better progressive web apps to Android devices through the Play Store.
He also reported that Apps built using Microsoft’s PWA Builder tool will use Google’s Bubblewrap utility and library to take advantage of additional features, including a new standard for web shortcuts, visual customizations and push notifications.
The fully new added features must not require significantly more effort to implement, Microsoft mentioned. The plan will probably take a while before users see apps making use of additional features and this could lead to more and improved apps reaching your phone. This move gives creators more reasons to use Microsoft’s toolkit, while Google gets more developers who build Android-friendly web apps instead of the common apps inside a browser.
“Google and Microsoft are working together to make the web a more capable app platform,” Himango concludes. “We’re also collaborating with Google on Project Fugu to incubate new web platform features, with PWAs front and centre, toward the goal of standardization so everyone benefits.”