Publishing PWA's to Apple Store and Google Play

So I am wondering: Can you publish a PWA on the Apple IOS App Store and Android Google Play store? And if the answer is “yes” why would you bother developing a Mobile Only (legacy) App? What are the benefits to Legacy App (Mobile) Vs. the PWA?

Okay, so it seems a little research goes a long way. The Adalo 2.0 is what is recommended (PWA’s.) If anyone has anything to add please do so.

When you publish to Apple and Google it becomes a Native app rather than a PWA. As well as being apps in the app stores, you can still use it as a PWA for anyone who has the web link, so you’re getting the best of both worlds. However, if you want to offer in-app purchases then native apps are probably the way to go, depending on what the purchase is for.

The difference with Adalo 2.0 is that it’s now a responsive PWA, so you can set components to vary in size, shape or even hide them depending on the size of the screen being used. You can still publish native apps and have the PWA option with 2.0

There’s not really a benefit with the legacy version (personal experience) apart from being a bit easier to set up, as you’re only setting up for one screen design (mobile). If you’ve got time to spend on the aesthetics, give 2.0 a shot.

Benefits of native mobile application:

  1. Better performance
  2. Access to device features
  3. Offline support

Benefits of PWAs:

  1. Easier to develop and maintain
  2. Can be installed from the web
  3. Smaller file size

John Smith

John, according to Adalo we should be doing all of our development with the PWA system now or at least that is what they recommend. Have you read that

Why would In-App purchases be any different from Native App to PWA? Is it an Apple rule or something?

IAP won’t work on web (PWA)
You can use Stripe for that, or some 3rd party components are available for other payment processors.

Let me ask you this: What is the difference between the two types of purchases? For example, is an In-App purchase processed by Apple and the Google Play Stores themselves? Can I use the Stripe Connect component that is in the component area in order to set up a market place that allow members to resell their services and still upload it the App Store? I think I am going to have to get you another cup of coffee or two when I am ready for that part…lol.

The critical point is Digital v Physical.
Selling access to a ‘members’ zone of your app = digital and must be IAP, yes Apple and Google process.

Marketplace app where you have vendors and buyers. Use Stripe Marketplace component. So long as they aren’t selling digital products (food, rides etc) you should be good.

I don’t think IAPHUB can offer a marketplace solution out the box. I don’t know the product inside out.

I really rate Stripe.


What if it was required in order Members (other companies) to join they would have to signup outside the native app but then it would send an update to DB collection showing them as a paid member? There has to be a way to make it work because Adalos new Premium templates (the PickelB=ball Template) is basically selling the same way

Yeah if you have a web offering then I think that approach is fine.

Ill cross that bridge when I come to it.

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