Why choose Wix and Progressier for your PWA?
Is Wix the right tool for building a PWA? Honestly, probably not. If you're considering what platform to use, I'd recommend using either Webflow or Bubble. However, if you're already using Wix, it's still possible to turn your Wix creation into a Progressive Web App with very little effort.
That being said, if your Wix creation is a website — not a web app — you probably don't need to bother making it a PWA at all.
How can you create a PWA with Wix?
Sign up to Progressier and activate your free trial. When prompting to create a new PWA, select Wix in the popup menu. Simply enter the URL of your Wix app. Progressier will automatically generate a unique install page for your app. An install page looks like this: install.page/covid. That one link allows to install your app on every platform. That's what we call Universal Installation.
Can you send push notifications with Wix?
Yes! Once you've signed up for Progressier, you also get a complete solution for push notifications. Progressier prompts users to authorize notifications when they visit your app. The software then tracks subscriptions and allows you to notify all your users by push notification from our dashboard (and/or API, alternatively).
Which PWA features does Wix support?
Get your PWA installed on any Android smartphone or tablet, just like a native app.
Progressier walks users through the process of installing your app on their iPad or iPhone.
Your Wix PWA is installable from Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge and can be added to a Desktop or Taskbar.
Progressier helps users add your Wix PWA to their Docks for quick access.
Chrome OS Installation
Let users add your PWA to their Chrome OS laptop.
A beautiful single-purpose page to send to your users as a direct link to install your Wix PWA on their device.
Original Domain Installation
Due to the limitations of the platform, it's not possible to install your app as PWA from your own domain. Progressier provides an alternative custom domain for installation purposes that looks like elonmusk.installable.app.
Web App Manifest
A web app manifest is a basic browser requirement for PWAs. Progressier outputs it automatically based on your preferences.
A service worker is the mechanism that browsers use to deliver push notifications. It can also intercept network requests and cache resources. With Wix, it's not possible to add a service worker to your PWA.
Cache Static Resources
With Wix, it's not possible to cache static resources. No service worker = no caching possible, unfortunately.
Without full server-side control over the resources, it's not usually possible to make a site work offline entirely with a no-code app builder like Wix.
Send push notifications to up to 1,000,000 users in one go within the Progressier dashboard or via the API.
This functionality lets you notify a particular user programmatically. Unfortunately, this feature is not currently supported by Wix.
Connect User Data
With Wix, it's not currently possible to sync your user data (e.g. emails, names or account types). Bubble is the best no-code option for that.
In-App PWA Promotion
Everything you need to encourage users to install your app on their devices.
Display an in-app alert when users go offline.
Push Prompt on Standalone
Automatically prompt users to authorize notifications after they've installed your PWA on their device.
Install & Push Analytics
See in real-time and track over time how users install your PWA and allow push notifications.
Programmatic PWA Creation
Progressier does not allow to create Wix apps dynamically.
Google Play & App Store Upload
With Wix, it's not possible to upload your app to Google Play or the App Store as PWA.