One can Define Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) as script developed on open source platform (by Google). Thus this script enables a page or a version of the page from the website to load its content as quickly as possible on mobile devices.
(To see this in working click on “Turn On AMP” on the top right corner of this blog)
Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) is recommended to be used on pages that customers or viewers are most likely to visit from their smart phones. Hence apply AMP standards on pages like blog posts, about-us or testimonials and reviews.
AMP is suitable only for websites with heavy content. And viewership visiting this content through their smart phones.
Also note that, one should not use AMP if they do not want their website to look bland. And an AMP also lacks any transitions and animations.
Check out the image below to further understand features of Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) and Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP).
Progressive Web Apps are website that one can share/add to their smart phone’s home screen. Thus PWAs are websites with the looks and aesthetics of a mobile application.
But there is a bit more hard work and time that goes into building a PWA. That is in comparison with building an Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMPs).
Developing Progressive Web Apps Platform includes building
- Service Worker
- App Shell
- Web App Manifest
This platform is suitable for dynamic websites. As well as for e-commerce platforms.
http://home.mihris.com/ is a PWA. Hence, you can add this website to your home screen and check the looks and feel of a PWA yourself.
Progressive Web APPs (PWAs) cache the pages you have browsed. Thus ensuring faster load times when you visit the pages again. And thus promising offline access to cached pages.