Mobile Web is nearing towards big changes: Google is launching a special project, called Fizz, which was designed to make life for the mobile app developers much easier. The latest Chrome version for Android already contains some of Fizz’s key features – and it seems like this project will help in solving many annoying problems of mobile web, caused by the differences in the display of online apps, written for particular operating systems.
Just yesterday, according to the Inquisitr, there was a #Mobilegeddon day, which allowed the website owners to check if their websites were more mobile friendly than others and if they were going to get a higher rank on Google search engine results pages.
“Webmasters, bloggers, curious writers, and the general public would do well to plop the URL of any website that’s a part of their Mobilegeddon concerns into the Google Developers Mobile-Friendly Test page and cross all fingers, hoping to receive the great news from the Google deity that their site is one of the blessed ones that looks good on smartphones, tablets, and doesn’t do crazy stuff when users visit their webpages.”
Basically, the main designation of the Fizz project is to make web apps, created with the help of native software for a special operating system, user friendly for the owners of devices with other OS. The Android version of Chrome 42 shows the first results of Fizz developers’ work. Another important feature of Fizz is the availability of pop-up notifications from the web apps.
According to CNET, it is a very important step ahead.
“Google’s Fizz is a new chapter in the fight by Web allies to reconquer territory lost to mobile operating systems. The Web’s universality conveniently spans multiple operating systems, from Windows to Mac and beyond. With Web apps, there’s no need to worry that Google Maps might be missing from Windows 10 or that Apple Photos isn’t on Android. But unless the Web can match the performance and features of apps that are native to mobile operating systems, it’s not likely to win. Thus, Google’s project Fizz.”
There is a lot of work ahead – Fizz developers are yet to work on synchronization (which will allow the update of web apps even when they are not used at the moment) and on the option of durable storage (which means the availability of the web apps even without internet connection, which makes them look alike with native apps). One thing is sure – this project is going to change mobile web for the better.
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