The progressive progress of Progressive Web Apps (PWA) in the Microsoft Store continues, this time with an official release of Trivago. An entry for the hotel comparison app appeared in the store last week, but did not work at the time. However, the kinks seem to have been worked out, and the app is now available and fully functional.
Unlike previous PWA waves released by Microsoft, Trivago is released by the company itself. And like other PWAs, you can do anything with the app you could expect by reading the Trivago website in your browser.
You can easily and quickly search for hotels near specific locations, find deals, and book rooms. There are also many filtering options for things like price, hotel class, guest rating and distance from major attractions. Ratings, photos and information for each hotel are also easily accessible. Overall, the app feels pretty snappy and is no different from a native Universal Windows Platform (UWP) app.
PWAs are part of a push from Microsoft to get more apps in the Microsoft Store. Microsoft relies on two ways to do this: developers can submit PWAs themselves, or the Microsoft Store automatically indexes and publishes quality PWAs with the Bing Webcrawler. The ultimate goal is to provide native, app-like experiences without Developers need so much work.
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