Progressive Web Apps are an alternative to native apps on Windows 10. These new type of apps are just web apps wrapped into a “.appx” container that can be distributed through the Windows Store in all screen sizes (e.g., phone, desktop, game console, and headset). Unlike website services, Progressive Web Apps can work offline, and they also work over HTTPS. Basically, for the end user, these new web apps will work just like any native app you download from the Windows Store, but they’re just built differently. Interesting enough, Microsoft is already testing a few Progressive Web Apps, and on Windows 10, it’s now possible to enable this feature by turning on Service Workers on Microsoft Edge through the about:flags page. Eventually, this feature will be enabled by default on Windows 10, and full support is expected to arrive with the release of the Windows 10 Redstone 4. While web apps are a promising alternative to native apps, only time will tell if this approach will benefit Microsoft to overcome the lack of good apps in the Windows Store. All content on this site is provided with no warranties, express or implied. Use any information at your own risk. Always backup of your device and files before making any changes. Privacy policy info.