In recent years, the number of apps downloaded from app stores to mobile devices has steadily decreased. According to a forecast by the IT consulting firm Gartner, half of all apps used in 2020 will be Progressive Web Apps (PWA). Hornetsecurity reacted to this trend and released a Progressive Web App for the Hornetsecurity Control Panel.
A Progressive Web App is a combination of a responsive website and a native app. Since February 2019, a Progressive Web App has been available to all Hornetsecurity customers, enabling them to access the control panel from a mobile device in a simple way. Since the release of the control panel version 188.8.131.52 at the end of June 2019, the Progressive Web App has also been available as a white-label version that Hornetsecurity customers and partners who have booked the white-label option can use to customize the app name, icon and splash screen.
Advantages of the Progressive Web App from Hornetsecurity
With the Progressive Web App, it is possible to create an icon on the home screen, allowing easy access to the control panel. In comparison to a responsive website, the Control Panel does not need to be opened in a browser but is accessed directly by clicking on the icon. With the white-label version; the icon, app name and logo on the splash screen can also be adapted to the company’s design.
Another advantage is that, unlike native apps, the Progressive Web App does not need to be downloaded and therefore does not consume any storage capacity on the mobile device. The Progressive Web App software updates automatically. Furthermore, the use of the Progressive Web App saves time, as the user name and password can be saved and thus prevent the time-consuming, repeated input of user data.
If you would like to access the control panel quickly and conveniently from home or on the train, install the Progressive Web App and enjoy better usability.
How to install the Progressive Web App
1. Open the Internet browser on your smartphone and enter “cp.hornetsecurity.com” in the address bar.
2. At the bottom of your browser, a pop-up opens with instructions for installing the Web App.
3. After installing the Web App on your home screen, open the app and log in with your login data.
- Gartner. How Progressive Web Apps Improve Digital Commerce Experience [retrieved 12.06.2019]
- T3N. Progressive-Web-Apps: Das App-Modell der Zukunft [retrieved 12.06.2019]