I’m confused as to why one would use Ionic to create a Progressive Web App. They seem almost like competing technologies to me. Please tell me where I’m confused.
On the other hand PWAs run in browsers without the advantage of a native container - so they don’t have access to the device resources (unless there’s an HTML5 interface.) They are regular web sites and aren’t available in he App Stores. The main advantage is you get a high-performance app that runs everywhere including the desktop.
Ionic makes it possible to create native apps without having to learn Phone Gap. But what does it bring to the party when building a PWA?