PWA 2 APK

Convert progressive web apps to play store apps for free

PWA2APK, converts Progressive Web Apps (PWA’s) to Playstore ready Android apps for free. This works using Trusted Web Activities (TWA) on Chrome v72. Use this free tool to convert PWA to Android app, along with Source code, APK and certificates.

Reviews
  • Pros: 

    You can upload to play store

    Cons: 

    Shows the address bar that displays on the PWA. It's obviously an in-app browser.

    I'm so pissed at this product, I wish I never used it. I have my normal stable PWA that behaves like an app. With splash screen, does not show the web address at the top of the app, you won't know it works with Chrome. But using this product is just as the same as using Chrome. This is not a good product, it's just an in-app browser. And I have already put it in play store. Thank God I've not started promoting it.

    Abraham Christian Arizechukwu has used this product for one week.
  • Liam
    LiamDeveloper at freewebstore.com
    Pros: 

    So Simple to use and reduces time spent.

    Cons: 

    none

    Allows me to create an APK in seconds without the fuss of downloading and installing Android Studio

    Liam has used this product for one day.
Discussion
Maker
Hey Product Hunt! 👋 Introducing a free and simple tool, PWA2APK (https://pwa2apk.com). Quite recently Chrome announced Trusted Web Activity(TWA) which allows Chrome (v72 or later) to run a website in fullscreen mode without a browser toolbar within an APK. Learn more about TWA: https://youtu.be/TCgT8dzSiU8 We were stumbled upon @firt’s medium blog(https://medium.com/@firt/google-...), which detailed step by step process to convert PWA to APK file. In the end, he quoted- "I really want to see a tool to enter our PWA’s URL and get an APK from it." This was the start and over the weekend, we build this tool and launched it on twitter. We got pretty good response. Many converted their PWA’s to Android apps and uploaded on Play Store. Alex Russel, AKA Co-Inventor of PWA tweeted us out (https://twitter.com/slightlylate...) We got featured on XDA Developers (https://www.xda-developers.com/p...), Android Authority(https://www.androidauthority.com...) and many tech publications out there. It’s almost 2 weeks till then and we have over 2,200 apps created and many are now available now on Play Store! (This is all Free of Cost) ❤️ Drop a message if you have any questions Anees
PWA apps works well with Web View right? Is a separate app needed? Simple tool BTW
Maker
@aslamabbas Unlike WebView, PWA2APK apps are built on top of TWA ( Trusted Web Activity - https://developers.google.com/we... ). In TWA cache will be shared with chrome, forms auto filling and web push notification works without any additional configuration.
Interesting product. I personally prefer building PWAs over native apps. This might come in handy.
Maker
@iamsooraj Glad you liked it 😍
I totally love what you guys have achieved over a weekend. Just out of curiosity are you guys planning this as a side project for all those who are looking to create a quick app or further developing it to a serious platform with all kinds of security and other features
Maker
Thank you @jovisjoseph . We will be regularly updating the product with features and security updates.
Then, do we need to update the PWA app via Google store? Or we can just push the update directly to live like normal website?
@stephen_chow No need of updating app again and again. The changes made on website will be automatically reflected on the app as well. Just need to upload the pwa app in first phase. Do reach out if there is any issues:) Happy to help