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.

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Anees.v
Maker
Appmaker.xyz
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
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LiamDeveloper at freewebstore.com

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

Pros:

So Simple to use and reduces time spent.

Cons:

none

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Aslam Abbas
Blogger | Thinker | Observer
PWA apps works well with Web View right? Is a separate app needed? Simple tool BTW
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Anees.v
Maker
Appmaker.xyz
@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.
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Sooraj Chandran
Product at Oyster via Carrom Acquisition
Interesting product. I personally prefer building PWAs over native apps. This might come in handy.
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Anees.v
Maker
Appmaker.xyz
@iamsooraj Glad you liked it 😍
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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.

Pros:

You can upload to play store

Cons:

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

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