Microsoft and Google partner to help developers release PWA apps in Play Store

PWABuilder is a developer tool owned by Microsoft that helps developers build progressive web apps (PWA) and publish them in the App Store. At the same time, Bubblewrap is a command-line utility and library of Google that aims to generate and sign signatures for high-quality PWA apps that will be logged into the Play Store. With the latest collaboration announced today, the two companies will also bring an enhanced experience to PWA app developers.

Microsoft and Google partner to help developers release PWA apps in Play Store

(from: Microsoft)

The first is web shortcut support: the PWA app that was created and packaged for the Google Play Store through PWABuilder will now support new web shortcut labeling.

Microsoft and Google partner to help developers release PWA apps in Play Store

Next up is advanced Android features and customization options: PWABuilder now supports a variety of trusted web activity options that allow PWA apps to shine on Android devices.

Microsoft and Google partner to help developers release PWA apps in Play Store

In PWABuilder, PWA app developers can customize the look and feel of the Android status bar and navigation bar, customize the Android launch screen, change the name of the launcher, use existing signature keys, take advantage of deeper push notification support, configure the ID and version control of the package, and fall back- behavior.

Microsoft and Google partner to help developers release PWA apps in Play Store

Finally, Google partnered with Google to develop the Fugu project to foster new web platform features. For more information, please also move to the PWAbuilder website to view.