Google joins forces to improve the PWA of the Microsoft Play Store

Looks like Microsoft and Google are teaming up to improve the Progressive Web Application (PWA) experience on devices including Android.

The move was confirmed in a Medium post via Microsoft’s Judah Gabriel Himango, who hopes the collaboration will improve how web applications run on Android, desktops, tablets and more. It’s Microsoft’s first Android-powered device – well-timed with the Surface Duo – coming later this year.

We’re delighted to announce a new partnership between Microsoft and Google for the benefit of the web developer community. Microsoft’s PWAU Builder and Google’s Bubble are now working together to help developers publish PWA on the Google Play Store.

Web applications built using Google’s Bubble and Microsoft’s PWBuilder tools will soon be able to take advantage of new features, including notifications and things like extended long-press features or web shortcuts.

Publishing on the Google Play Store, along with strict partnerships, is now easier than ever to transform a website into functionality like PWA and enhanced controls and apps. Web developers can use and then export packages that can be uploaded to the Google Play Store. While installed on Android, any shortcuts you can apply will work as expected when long-pressing a home icon on your smartphone.

In addition to the above, we are collaborating with Google on Project Fagu to encourage PigUW to standardize the features of the new web platform with the front and center so that everyone benefits. We have highlighted some project fugue capabilities in our web platform demo showcase.

On top of this step to PWA development across the web and the Google Play Store, Microsoft and Google are partnering with Project Fugue to equip new web platform features – PWAO being the main proponent of this collaboration you can already start from PWAUbider.

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