Progressive Webapps (PWA) – Fact or Fiction?

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No sooner than you have created your website or application, someone tells you it should be updated or re-written to take advantage of the latest technology.

Progressive Web Apps (PWA) are just one of these latest advancements. Unfortunately, or fortunately depending upon your perspective – there are many technical / commercial reasons why conforming to PWA makes good sense.

This is even applied to Business Applications that tend to be different in that they are:

  • Often used internally within the company
  • Maintained for several years
  • Utilized to drive critical business processes.
  • Traditionally built primarily as desktop apps.

These are no longer the best solution as more people want to access them on mobile devices and remote working becomes the norm. For many companies this has meant the increased cost and complexity of hiring teams to build separate apps for Android and iOS.

Building a PWA – simplifies the build process (1 team not 2 or more), needs fewer skills, simplified distribution.

Whatever your focus – PWA is one of those technology changes that really cant be ignored. Our website is a good example of a high lighthouse score.


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Shaun is an accomplished commercial leader with extensive experience in the IT and Telecoms industry. Much of his early career was spent with Microsoft, where he progressed from launching Excel into the UK market to the UK Executive Board, responsible for Marketing. He then went onto Orange where he ended up running the business unit responsible for selling to Small, Medium businesses.

Since then he has worked with a number of smaller technology businesses in both Commercial and Advisory roles. His strong commercial focus has led him to consistently contribute to the growth of every organisation that has engaged him. Shaun is heading up the Commercial side of SCAD Software.

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After working as a software consultant to the global banking industry for six years, Andy has devoted the last two decades to realising his vision to transform the software development industry.

Since 1998, when he founded SCAD Software, Andy was aware that the business world was accumulating a vast and unsustainable level of technical debt, with legacy source code becoming a risk factor for organisations of all size. As markets change and digital transformation becomes integral to every business, Andy realised that out-of-date software would put the future of many organisations in jeopardy.

To address this risk, Andy developed a radical new approach to custom software development, which time and time again has delivered large-scale software projects 75% faster than other methods.

Andy is now overseeing the expansion of SCAD Software into new markets in Asia, Middle East, UK, Europe and North America as well as extending the portfolio to include a number of packaged solutions.