My name is Kevin Basset, and at Progressier, I'm the founder, developer, designer, marketer, salesperson and customer support. 🙃 Thanks for stopping by!
Being a solo founder allows me to move fast. It also means that when you become a Progressier customer, you'll always know exactly who to turn to if anything isn't up to your standards.
Found a bug? That's on me. A missing feature? That's on me. An unsightly design or a pesky typo? Yup, that too.
The Raison d'être of Progressier 💡
Let me sprinkle a little French flavor into this conversation. After all, I'm a French citizen (but hey, nobody's perfect!), and I proudly call Taipei home, where I've resided for over a decade.
I developed Progressier because I wasn't satisfied with the laborious process of integrating features we commonly refer to as "PWA" into an app.
Writing endless lines of code didn't cut it for me. Most PWA implementations are nothing more than recycled solutions with a few tweaks here and there.
Building a PWA the right way is not that easy: tedious cross-platform testing, baffling browser quirks, cryptic service worker code, and a constantly evolving set of web APIs.
PWAs are a developer's headache, and they're no walk in the park to maintain either. I knew there had to be a smarter solution.
It all started with COVID-19 😷
In January 2020, I gathered a few friends and together we built The Coronavirus App link not working?. Our PWA started as a fun weekend project, but quickly transformed into an unexpected success: 15+ million users, 3,000+ supporters on Buy Me A Coffee, #1 on Product Hunt, featured on Business Insider, Forbes, and ABC News.
Someone pointed out that we had built a pretty awesome PWA implementation. It occurred to me that making it a standalone product, accessible to anyone for their own apps, was the logical next step.
There's more to come 🔮
Today, I'm very proud of what I've built with Progressier. The current product is the result of countless conversations with Progressier's amazing customers, an ongoing cycle of testing, and continuous improvements. But don't take my word for it – give it a try yourself (no credit card required!).
From a feature set perspective, I'm far from done. I have a lot of ideas that extend well beyond the realm of PWAs as we know them. And I'm shipping new features and improvements practically daily.
Ten years from now, Progressier will be an even bigger and more impactful solution. I'm committed for the long haul, not a quick exit. And just so you know, Progressier is a profitable company, so my only hope is to keep running it indefinitely (🤞).
Disrupting the status quo 🦸♂️
Google and Apple have ingrained in us the belief that apps must be downloaded from their respective stores. With Progressier, I'm here to challenge that notion and prove otherwise.
A PWA is every bit an app as anything you'd find on Google Play or the App Store. If not better. Why? Because they're not confined to a specific operating system.
That being said, I've never been a fan of the term "Progressive Web App." It's just too technical, too abstract. Whoever coined that phrase didn't do us any favors, in my humble opinion.
Instead, I prefer the term "Universal App." With Progressier, that's precisely what I aim to create – apps free from the shackles of app stores.
Apps that work everywhere.
Big Tech probably can't make this happen, but maybe, just maybe, Progressier can. 🔥