This post has been republished via RSS; it originally appeared at: Microsoft Edge Blog.Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) enable immersive app experiences across all devices and platforms, including Windows 10 and 11, and can be installed as apps from app stores like the Microsoft Store on Windows. PWAs can be indistinguishable from native apps on Windows and allow developers to easily and quickly bring the best of their web experiences even closer to their customers. The Microsoft Store on Windows is a trusted location for customers to discover and install apps for their Windows PC. It is an excellent way to gain exposure and discoverability for any app, including PWAs – by reaching over a billion monthly active Windows devices, and taking advantage of opportunities for promotion to build more awareness and drive acquisitions. We continue to see exciting growth in the number of developers publishing PWAs to Microsoft Store, and have invested in new capabilities to help developers expand their audience. For a limited time, to empower PWA developers and to democratize publishing PWAs, the PWABuilder team has partnered with Microsoft Store to make publishing qualifying PWAs free. Enter your PWA's URL here to get started!
Get a free developer accountStarting August 15th, and ending September 15th, a limited number of developers that own qualifying PWAs will be able to claim a token that will enable them to create a developer account for publishing apps to the Microsoft Store on Windows for free. To qualify for a free developer account, your PWA must meet these pre-defined quality standards:
- Your PWA is installable from Microsoft Edge
- Your web manifest has all requested fields that describe and define your PWA
- You have implemented two or more desktop integrations, like shortcuts or window controls overlay