As we continue to work towards Progressive Web Apps (WPA), Google has taken Web Apps an important step toward native apps. In the new Chrome tool, it introduces Web Bundles technology to completely bridge the gap between the two. It is known that the framework not only enables Web Apps to work offline, or even install from drive media such as USB, and features such as background synchronization and content indexing that continue to run seamlessly in the event of an Internet outage.
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The toolkit allows developers to package the entire site into an offline file, even with features such as sMS reception, contact selection, file system access, and more for authentication.
Here are some of the features of Google’s web bundles:
Supports multi-page encapsulation and packages the entire site into a single file;
Content negotiation using HTTP Variants, where you can enable Accept-Language international language support in the header if used offline;
Supports publishers to encrypt signatures and load them in the context of their source;
Local instant loading.
Web Bundles – user-to-user sharing demo (via)
Here are some of the use cases Google has given:
Create your own content and distribute it in a variety of ways, regardless of network restrictions;
Share a web app or piece of content with your friends via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi Direct;
Put the entire site in a single USB drive or even host it on your local network.
Interested friends can activate this experimental feature (Web Bundle) in the Chrome browser. But as Web Apps continues to grow, it may sooner or later be the result of HTML viruses.