Back in February, just as news about Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) was growing Uber announced that it was ending support for its app for Windows 10. Sure enough, in June support was pulled.
Speculation that Uber, who was one of the first companies to embrace PWA with its m.uber.com website, would re-launch as a PWA in the Microsoft Store followed. Tonight, we have our answer as Uber's PWA is now available.
In the Microsoft Store, a new version that is 34MB in size has been launched for PC, Mobile, HoloLens, and Hub with the changelog of "updated to m.uber.com wrapper."
The Uber PWA lets users log in with their current accounts. A request for location services may be asked although it took a re-launch for the app to begin using those services. The app works on Wi-Fi and cellular connections as expected.
While the app is a far cry from the touch-up work that Twitter has done with its PWA for Windows 10 the app works as expected so far.
Presumably, other companies like Starbucks, Lyft, and others may also begin to replace their native apps with PWAs as this is the goal for a lot of companies looking to reign in app development costs.
Grab the new Uber PWA and let us know what you think in comments.
Further info about PWAs
- Progressive Web Apps (PWA): What they are, and what they mean for Microsoft
- Hands-on with the Twitter PWA for Windows 10
- First Windows 10 Progressive Web Apps (PWA) published by Microsoft hit the Store)
- PWAs: What's in it for Google and why Microsoft likes it too
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