Blink and you’ll miss it – Building a Progressive Web App with HTTP/2

As web developers, we’ve never been luckier. We have amazing technologies such as HTTP/2, Progressive Web Apps, and easy access to the Cloud, just to name a few. With these technologies at our fingertips, we are able to build fast, engaging and resilient web apps for our users.

At Settled, we set out to build a new dashboard for our customers using the features of Progressive Web Apps and HTTP/2. We wanted to build an offline-first application that allowed our users to quickly and easily access their information on the go regardless of their network connection. We noticed an immediate change; our users spent twice as long on the site, they consumed 15x less data, and enjoyed a 3x faster load times. In this talk, we’ll cover our journey and the lessons that we learnt along the way as well as many real-world, practical tips that you can use when building your own web apps.

Topics include:

Using HTTP/2 and the challenges and benefits that it brings
The steps we took to build an offline-first Progressive Web App
Bulletproof Service Worker caching
Building for sub 500 millisecond page load times
Eliminating third-party single points of failure
Debugging challenges
And much more!

By the end of the session, developers will have the knowledge to create, setup and deploy their own Progressive Web Apps using HTTP/2.