Hi there 👋
I'm Nico van Zyl — an Interface Architect & Progressive Web App Developer.
I have built progressive web apps for publishing, eCommerce, enterprise and retail industries amongst others. Whether you're targeting consumers on mobile devices and want to increase conversion/engagment without the need for a separate mobile app or need a modern solution for your employees to make your teams more efficient a progressive web app might just be the answer.
Progressive web apps take advantage of the latest technologies to combine the best of web and native mobile & desktop apps.
Why a Progressive Web App?
Increased user engagement
Progressive web apps are installable, allowing offline access to content and when connected, attract users with push notifications and offer an immersive full-screen experience.
Reduce development costs
Your users don’t have to go to an app store to download the app. Users can be notified to install the app on their initial visit to the site or via an option. Once the app is installed it looks and functions just like any other app. Google research revealed that PWAs are installed 5-6x more often than native apps. More than half of users who choose to install a native app from banners fail to complete the installation, whereas PWA installation is near-instant without taking them away from the experience.
Search Engine Friendly
Your content lives on the web, which can be indexed just like any other website.
Low data usage and offline access
Progressive web apps are built to use as little data as possible when accessed and store content on the user's device, by doing that content is available offline and almost instantly, your users can purchase a product or view content even when they have no connection.
Noteworthy Case Studies
Treebo launched a PWA and saw a 4× increase in conversion rate year-over-year. Conversion rates for repeat users saw a 3× increase and their median interactive time on mobile dropped to 1.5s.
Tinder cut load times from 11.91 seconds to 4.69 seconds with their new PWA. The PWA is 90% smaller than Tinder’s native Android app. User engagement is up across the board on the PWA.
Trivago saw an increase of 150% for people who add its PWA to the home screen. Increased engagement led to a 97% increase in clickouts to hotel offers. Users who go offline while browsing can continue to access the site and 67% continue to browse the site when they come back online.
Pinterest rebuilt their mobile site as a PWA and core engagements increase by 60%. They also saw a 44% increase in user-generated ad revenue and time spent on the site has increased by 40%.
Let's build something amazing
I love working with startups or established product teams. Whatever it is, I plan & build exceptional interfaces that make business sense.Read More »