Microsoft Store has been plagued by under-application problems since its launch, and Microsoft has focused more on progressive web applications (PWA) since the UWP’s basic collapse, as key to future success. At the recent Build 2020 developer conference, Microsoft again brought improvements to PWA apps to run like native apps.
Under an agenda of the Build 2020 developer conference, Microsoft will allow users to manage PWA applications through the Windows Settings app, meaning it can uninstall like a local application. Microsoft also allows PWA apps to share and receive content.
Improvements for PWA applications include
Better integration with the start menu. You can do multiple right-click actions from the PWA tile in the Start menu
Windows Share UI
Consolidating Task Manager
Integration of application s and feature pages in settings
In the upcoming Microsoft Edge release, PWA will be allowed to write directly to the file system. Similarly, if you have a photo editor installed, you can right-click these files on .jpg or .png files and edit the picture with a PWA-based photo editor. With these changes, Microsoft says the gap between web and native apps should narrow.