Why choose Adalo and Progressier for your PWA?
Along the likes of Webflow and Bubble, Adalo is one of the newest entrants on the no-code app builder market, having only recently raised a $8 million Series A. Unlike Wix and Squarespace, Adalo is really designed for building apps — not websites. The platform makes building web apps and publishing them to Google Play and the App Store really easy.
However, if you want to make your apps accessible on all platforms without having to deal with Google and Apple, consider using Progressier.
How a PWA created with Adalo works
Once you've designed your app with Adalo, you get a web link. Simply sign up to Progressier, enter it when prompted and Progressier will automatically generate a custom install page for your app (example: install.page/covid). One link for all platforms.
With Progressier, you also get a complete solution for push notifications. Progressier automatically prompts users to allow notifications, and then allows you to compose, preview and send push messages to users of your app without having to write any code.
Which PWA features does Adalo support?
Let users install your app on their Android device. It works exactly like a native app.
Your PWA is installable on iOS and iPad OS. It will open in its own standalone window. Progressier shows users custom instructions.
Make your app a standalone desktop app that open in its own window. Your PWA can be installed from Chrome and Edge.
Get your app installed on macOS from Chrome — Progressier walks users through installing your PWA to their Docks.
Chrome OS Installation
Enjoy native PWA support for your app on Chrome OS.
Get a unique Install Page for your app that promotes installation of your PWA and guides users with custom instructions for each platform.
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
Progressier builds a PWA manifest with your preferences set in the dashboard, with toggles and inputs instead of lines of code
A service worker is a file that continues running in the browser even after the web page that has registered it has closed. For a domain to be a PWA, it must have a service worker hosted at the root. Unfortunately, Adalo does not support adding a service worker to your domain.
Cache Static Resources
This platform doesn't provide an option to modify the service worker file, so it's not possible to cache static resources.
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 Adalo.
Notify all your users of news in your app with our dashboard and/or API. Progressier manages all user push subscriptions for you.
Other app builders allow you to send notifications to a particular user. It's not currently possible with this platform.
Connect User Data
With Adalo, 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
Promote installation of your PWA with a floating action button in the body of your app.
Show a custom alert when a user loses network connectivity.
Push Prompt on Standalone
Progressier asks users to allow notifications right after they've installed your app, which generally results in a higher subscription rate
Install & Push Analytics
Progressier tracks installs of your Adalo PWA over time. Also tracks push subscriptions.
Programmatic PWA Creation
Progressier does not allow to create Adalo apps dynamically.
Google Play & App Store Upload
Since Adalo doesn't allow their users to install PWAs from their own domain, it's not possible to make it available through Google Play or the App Store as a PWA.