30+ Successful PWA Examples for Your Inspiration

Published On: March 26, 2021
Last Updated: August 8, 2022
30+ Successful Progressive Web App Examples

In this digital world, offering top-notch performance is essential to reach out to users. Performance is directly interlinked to the user experience. To provide better user experience & performance, a vast number of industries possessing websites have shifted into progressive web apps (PWA). Now, the question is, what are progressive web apps?

A progressive web application (PWA) is mainly a website that looks and performs like an app. It enables users to access the data and capabilities like a native app. But, it is different from a native app. These progressive web apps are capable, reliable, and installable.

Besides this, progressive web apps provide various benefits to businesses & startups. Hence, demand for PWAs is increasing. If you want to create a PWA and understand how it is beneficial for your business, it is essential to check the best progressive web app examples.

Here we have researched and curated the list of most popular and successful PWA examples.

30+ Successful PWA Examples

Here we have mentioned some of the best PWA examples.

1. Pinterest

Pinterest initially found that its website is offering a slow experience. Also, they observed that only 1% of their visitors converted into sign-ups and app installs. Hence, they decided to convert their website into a PWA.

Now, Pinterest PWA provides high-performance, low-bandwidth usage, push notifications, and better support.

Hence, Pinterest got terrific results: a 44% increase in revenue from user-generated ads, a 50% increase in higher-ad click-through rates, and enhanced engagement from users.

The size of the Pinterest PWA is 150KB which is way less than the old website with 650KB. Moreover, the size of Pinterest PWA is less than native Android (9.6MB) and iOS (56MB) apps.

2. Twitter Lite PWA

In 2017, Twitter found that 80% of its users were mobile & the majority of these users have a poor internet connection.

Thus, Twitter decided to provide better engagement and performance to all these users. Hence, Twitter launched a progressive web app known as “Twitter Lite”.

Twitter Lite’s size is 600KB, which is way smaller than the size of its Android counterpart (23.5MB). It allows users to add PWA to the home screen, send push notifications, and more.

It also loads pages quickly, reduces data usage by optimizing images, and relying more on cached data.

With the new progressive web app, Twitter achieved incredible results like a 65% increase in pages per session, a 75% increase in Tweets sent, and a 20% reduction in bounce rate.

3. Facebook

Facebook is a leading social media platform across the world. The company also owns Instagram, a famous social media platform worldwide.

Facebook started working on its PWA version in 2018. Now, its PWA version allows millions of users with a slow internet connection to access the app smoothly.

4. 9GAG

9GAG transformed the way users share humorous content over the Internet. It allows users to upload memes, videos, and images and share them on various social media platforms.

During the research, they found that their native app takes a lot of time to load because of its massive content. Hence, they decided to create a PWA.

By launching PWA, they offered better performance and increased user engagement.

5. Forbes PWA

Forbes is one of the leading U.S. magazines that releases articles on different topics bi-weekly. In 2017, they observed massive traffic on their website.

Hence, they decide to transform their mobile web user experience. They launched the PWA.

Before PWA, the website was taking about 3 to 12 seconds to load. On launching PWA, they offered enhanced page loads, push notifications, quick transitions, light design, and offline reading.

After launching a PWA, they got wonderful outcomes like a 43% increase in sessions, a 20% rise in impressions, and a 100% increase in user engagement. Here is the case study for it.

6. The Washington Post

The Washington Post is yet another famous progressive web app example we have included in the list. In 2016, more than half of their readers were visiting the site from mobile.

Hence, they commenced launching a progressive web app. Utilizing Google’s AMP and PWA technologies, they launched PWA.

By launching the PWA, the results were outstanding. The AMP content on PWA loaded 88% instantly compared to the website. Besides this, 23% of users accessing the website through mobile returned in 7 days.

7. The Financial Times

The Financial Times, one of the world’s leading global business publications, considered developing a PWA to offer a better user experience. They kept the look of their progressive web app similar to the classic salmon-colored background.

Moreover, the Financial Times is the first mover in the news industry to adopt PWA.

After launching the PWA, they started offering features like read articles offline, quick loading of pages, and instant updates on content.

8. Nau.ch

Nau (means new) is a Swiss news portal that initiated its journey in 2007 by displaying news on public transport. Initially, they released a website.

Later, they made a transition to a progressive web app to reach a broader audience.

Within two days of the launch, the PWA observed 400 times more installations compared to the mobile site. Also, the progressive web app offers better UI and quick navigation.

9. Infobae

Infobae is an Argentina-based news website created in 2002. To provide a better experience to users who access their site on mobile, they decided to switch over to PWA in 2017.

The Infobae progressive web app offers quick loading, better visuals, and quick navigation.

After launching a PWA, Infobae got tremendous results like 320% more sessions than its earlier site, 3 times more page views per session, and only a 5% bounce rate.

10. Pure Formulas

Pure Formulas is one of the leading health supplement providers in the United States. The company became the first mover in the industry to launch a progressive web app.

Initially, Pure Formulas had the issue of slow page loading and checkout process. It further caused a high card abandonment rate and a lower conversion rate.

On launching the progressive web application, Pure Formulas started getting outstanding results like a 14% higher conversion rate, 23% more revenue, and a 9% increase in average order value.

11. Petlove

Petlove is an online store that sells pet products in Brazil. These include pet food, toys, collars, medicines, accessories, etc.

They understood the importance of smartphones and wanted to grab a wider audience & increase sales; hence, they developed a PWA.

The company offered some excellent features in the PWA. Due to this, they achieved a 2.8 times increase in their conversion rate. Besides this, they observed a 2.7 times increase in the session time.

12. Flipkart

Flipkart is one of the leading eCommerce stores in India. It observed back in 2017 that half of its users are accessing the site on mobile with a low internet connection.

They decided to merge the power of the native app and the web to find a suitable solution. Hence, Flipkart launched the progressive web app known as Flipkart lite.

On launching the PWA, Flipkart got the following results: a 70% increase in the conversion rate and a 40% more engagement. Besides this, users started investing 3x more time than before with 3 times low data usage.

One more thing, the size of Flipkart PWA is 100KB, which is 100X smaller than the iOS application.

13. Jumia

Jumia is the next successful progressive web app example on our list. It is a well-known eCommerce platform in Africa.

During their analysis, they found most of their users were using the website on mobile, and 75% of users don’t even have a speedy internet connection. Hence, they developed a progressive web app.

By launching a PWA in 2017, Jumia’s case study reveals a 33% increase in conversion rate, 12 times more users than native apps, and a 50% decrease in bounce rate.

Lastly, Jumia PWA takes 25x times less space than its native app.

14. Lancôme

Lancôme is one of the leading cosmetics brands from France that sells luxury perfumes, skincare products, etc.

Even though their traffic was increasing over the years, the company was unable to determine how their sales and conversions were decreasing.

With the increasing demand for mobile commerce, Lancôme decided to launch a progressive web app. Lancôme PWA enables users to search for products and make a purchase instantly. Also, the web app sends push notifications even in poor data connection.

After launching the PWA, Lancôme achieved excellent results like a 17% increase in conversions, a 53% increase in mobile sessions on iOS devices, and an 8% rise in conversion rates on recovered carts through push notifications.

15. MakeMyTrip

MakeMyTrip is one of the best progressive web app examples when we consider the travel industry. They found that their site has a higher bounce rate and more customer acquisition costs.

Apart from this, users spend more time on the website than on the native app. Hence, they invested in PWA.

As per the MakeMyTrip PWA case study, it saw 3X more conversion rate with reduced page-load times of 38%. Also, the PWA saw a 160% increase in shopper sessions.

16. Treebo

Treebo is a popular hotel booking service provider in India. It allows users to check hotel bookings in 113 cities across India and find the most suitable deal.

The company created a PWA to offer a user-friendly, quick, and convenient experience for booking. After launching the PWA, Treebo started getting 4 times more conversion rate, and recurring users repeated 3 times a year.

17. Wego

Wego is a well-known flight and hotel booking website in the Asia Pacific and the Middle East regions. Various travelers were facing issues in accessing the website with unstable internet connections.

Hence, Wego decided to invest in a progressive web app to serve these users.

With the PWA, the Wego saw a 26% increase in traffic and a 95% increase in the conversion rate. The web app achieved this because it reduced page load time from 12 seconds to 3 seconds.

18. Trivago

Trivago is a leading hotel search engine that allows users to compare a particular destination’s hotel prices and save money.

Trivago already possesses Android & iOS apps; however, due to an increase in user base, their users face issues comparing the prices. Hence, they were facing hurdles in their growth.

Trivago then developed PWA to offer next-gen user experience, offline functionality, and push notifications. Moreover, it is available in 190 countries and enables users to compare prices, check reviews, and book hotels.

After launching PWA, Trivago saw a 150% rise in user engagement and 97% click on hotel results than a native app.

22. Spotify

Spotify is another well-known progressive web app example from which you can take inspiration. The popular music streaming service provider wanted to increase subscribers; hence, they launched a PWA.

Spotify copied desktop and mobile app UI in its PWA to provide a similar experience to the users.

The PWA version adapts the background color based on the taste of a user. Besides this, it offers features like offline listening and quick loading.

23. Hulu

Hulu is a premium streaming service providing live and on-demand TV and movies. The company has already listed its app on the Windows 10 Store.

Hulu further understood the demand for progressive web apps and decided to provide a better experience to users on desktop and mobile. Hence, they developed a PWA.

Hulu allows users to add the PWA on the home screen. Lastly, Hulu made a quick transition from platform specific desktop experience and got a 27% increase in return visits.

24. YouTube

YouTube is one of the world’s leading online video sharing platforms. Due to user-friendliness and popular video content, YouTube is regarded as the second most popular search engine followed by Google.

Initially, YouTube TV and YouTube Music were available as PWA. Further, to provide an immersive experience to users, the YouTube website is now available as PWA.

Wrapping Up

We hope you have gone through the list of successful progressive web app examples we have shared.

Now, you must have understood how these progressive web apps helped businesses and brands to grow in the digital world. To know more, refer to this guide on PWA development. Here, we have shared key features, trends, tools, etc., about PWA. We have also shared the estimated cost of developing a progressive web application.

Guru TechnoLabs is a web app development company. We have a team of professionals who have created many web apps for clients worldwide. Hence, we can understand your project well and provide you with the most suitable web application.

Ravi Makhija
Ravi Makhija

Ravi Makhija is an entrepreneur, an IT professional, tech geek, founder & CEO at Guru TechnoLabs - Globally Trusted Web & Mobile App Development Company. He loves writing about new technologies and the latest trends in the IT field.