Just like VHS ruined the BetaMax party, Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) are about to do the same to Native app platforms (iOS and Android). That means a good chunk of the apps on the App Store and Google Play store are going to be replaced by PWAs.
Never heard of a PWA? They are pretty new on the scene and are becoming the go-to development platform because the apps can be downloaded directly from any website. No more stores - just simple url links. Actually, some of those apps on your phone like Instagram and Starbucks are PWAs.
Sounds great, why aren't all apps PWAs?
Well, PWAs do not require a store visit to download, so Apple is pissed and has been fighting really hard to slow-down PWA development. Right now 100% of PWA features work on Android and 90% on iOS. We expect it to be another month or two before PWAs get to 100% on iOS so check back as we are watching this like re-runs of The Office on Netflix. Wonder how long they are going to be around?