This course was not easy for me. I am basically a self taught programmer. Sure I know a thing or two but this course really ran me through paces. There were lots of gaps in my knowledge.
I am proud just to be selected for this cohort of Grow with Google Scholarship because according to Nick Blumenthal, Scholarship Program Manager, there were over 100K applications from all over the USA for this course. I am grateful for being a member of this cohort.
After viewing Google Chrome Developer Summit 2017 presentations, it seems Google is leading the Progressive Web App and Offline first web development. The offline feature will become a standard feature of Android and used extensively especially overseas were prepaid plans are popular. Offline-first website also would require less data usage thus are cheaper for the end user. The benefits for users in the developed countries will be increased web performance. Developed country users may not want, need or care about Offline-first websites because all they need is faster website loading times. As with recent Facebook data privacy scandal, Offline-first websites offer greater privacy compared to native apps. Whether it is performance speed, more economical data usage or personal privacy protection, the end users are smart enough to see the benefits of Offline first websites.
Who doesn’t want faster page loading, a chance to save money on data usage by using a proxy server in their browser or maintaining their personal privacy by using website instead of native app which often times have onerous privacy policies? I am very grateful for this opportunity to be a member of this community.
Two, progressive web apps are features that make the internet the better in a lot of ways.
ES6 story here
My next step for me is to build up my portfolio that showcases Progressive Web App (PWA) features.