For many of us, being disconnected from the web seems like an alien concept. We keep our phones in our pockets all the time and get frustrated when our flight has no Wi-Fi onboard. But for app developers, being disconnected presents additional challenges.
I recently attended DevLink and heard Aaron Powell speak about “airplane mode” and some of the ways to achieve this within mobile web apps. His talk sparked my curiosity and made me wonder how many developers are creating apps with offline mode capabilities as a feature, or “offline first” design principles as some call it.
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