PWAs promise all the user experience of a native application but delivered with standard web technologies. This course will show you how to leverage Handset Sensors such as Camera, Geo, and Network to deliver a great mobile experience over the web.
At the core of delivering truly native-feeling PWA user experiences is a thorough knowledge of integrating local handset sensors. In Progressive Web Apps: Sensor Integrations, you’ll learn how to leverage over a dozen local handset sensors to deliver truly native-feeling applications. First, you’ll explore Geo sensors to identify user location, identify local landmarks and even offer navigation through Google Maps. Next, you’ll learn how to capture photos, audio, and video and play them on your handset to create a video diary. Finally, you’ll discover how to sense network availability and speed to architect and deliver compelling offline experiences, syncing back online when the network returns. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have a foundational knowledge of all common PWA Sensor Integration Points that will help you deliver native-feeling
cross-platform applications using modern web technologies.
Course Overview Hi everyone, my name is Glen Smith, and welcome to my course, Progressive Web Apps: Sensor Integrations from Pluralsight. Progressive app technologies have become the next big thing in delivering lightweight, native-feeling applications without all the hassle and overhead of the app stores and learning tons of new languages and tooling. Imagine using your current web development toolset to deliver compelling mobile apps that take advantage of all those local handset sensors that used to be reserved for native Android or iOS apps. Well, advances in standard browser APIs have made all of that possible today. In this short course I'm going to take you through building a cool progressive web app for sight seeing called Sights and Sounds. This make sure we're grounding out teaching in reality and sticking with the kinds of tools and techniques you're likely to use in real day-to-day PWA development. The course is part inspiration and part technique, so whether it's whipping up a video diary to experiment with local video and audio capture, coding up some navigation features to find great local coffee, checking in on your battery life, or working with Firebase to make sure we can sync our photo library when the network becomes back in range, we'll be pulling together all those building blocks of accessing local sensors in your own PWAs. So if you don't have time to become an expert in Android and iOS technologies, but you still want to produce beautiful and native mobile apps that your users will love, this is the course for you. It's going to be a blast, so let's get started on Progressive Web Apps: Sensor Integrations, now on Pluralsight.