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HYDAC Tools Progressive Web App

A Progressive Web App (PWA) is a web-based app the users can access via their mobile phone’s browser. It basically takes the best bits of a native app and mobile website in order to give the user the best experience when using applications. This means that the PWA is optimised for mobile devices and is, therefore, performing far better than a basic website.

Note that there is a difference between a responsive website and PWA; the responsive website is a website that automatically changes to fit the device you’re using, the PWA is a real app, but simply not downloaded on your phone.

What are the benefits of using a Progressive Web App

A Progressive Web App, like our HYDAC Tools app, presents an increased performance with poor data connections, immediate software updates, and take up less space on your device.

PWA will work in areas of low connectivity and certain characteristics will be cached for accessibility offline. However, similar to native applications, the internet is necessary for dynamic content.

While they diverge from the traditional app store, PWA’s are actually more user-friendly, easier to launch and gives you the same experience as iOS and Android mobile apps without the added friction, downloads, headache and costs. Additionally, they are linkable and shareable.

What’s more, our HYDAC Tools app is also available as a native application on Apple Store and Google Play Store.

How to launch our HYDAC Tools PWA?

Simply open a web browser on your mobile device and type tools.hydac.com.au. Alternately, go to our mobile website www.hydac.com.au and click on the button “Launch HYDAC Tools App”.

Once you launched the app on your device, see below how to add a shortcut icon on your home screen for easier access.

On Android devices

  • Click on the three dots located on the top right corner
  • Click on “Add to home screen”
  • Notice the new shortcut icon on your home screen

 

On IOS devices

  • Click on the “share” button
  • Click on “add to home screen”
  • Choose a name of your icon and click on “add”
  • Notice the new shortcut icon on your home screen

 

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