Progressive Web Apps (PWA) and the digital divide

What Are Progressive Web Apps?

Imagine a website that behaves just like an app on your phone but doesn't need to be downloaded from an app store. That's a Progressive Web App. It's like having the best of both worlds: the convenience of an app without any of the hassle. In rural areas like Montana, where cell service can sometimes be unreliable, PWAs offer an excellent solution.

Benefits of Progressive Web Apps for Your Business

User Friendly: PWAs work on any device, from desktops to smartphones, providing a seamless experience for customers.

Fast and Reliable: In areas with spotty cell service, PWAs still load quickly and offer consistent performance.

No Need for App Stores: Accessible directly through a web browser, PWAs are perfect for those without technical knowledge or stable internet access.

Cost-Effective: Ideal for small businesses, PWAs are more affordable than developing separate native apps.

Enhanced Engagement: Features like push notifications keep customers engaged, even when they're offline.

Improved Search Engine Rankings: Being based in Missoula, Montana, we understand the needs of rural businesses. PWAs can enhance your online visibility locally.

How Can PWAs Impact Small Business Owners in Rural Areas Like Montana?

Imagine having an app that's not only easy to access and provides a fabulous user experience but also performs well in areas with unreliable internet. That means more customers, more sales, and less worry about the technical side of things.


Progressive Web Apps are not just a tech trend; they're a practical solution for small businesses in rural areas looking to grow and connect with customers effectively. At Zephyr Pixels, based in Missoula, Montana, we specialize in creating engaging and effective PWAs tailored to the unique needs of businesses like yours.

Reach out to us, and let's make your business more accessible and engaging.