Progressive web apps

Description / Objectives

A commitment to open standards and multiplatform technologies.

53% of people will leave a web page if it takes more than three seconds to open. A page's loading time and ease of access are essential in order to guarantee the success of an app or a website. Progressive web applications are applications that take advantage of the most advanced characteristics of current web browsers and adapt to different screens and devices. They also allow secure connections to be established to send and recover data, and link specific content. Progressive web applications follow the example of the most innovative digital journalism media.

Coinciding with the 2017 Mobile World Congress, Barcelona City Council set in motion its first  progressive web app in order to publicise the city's points of interest, published under creative commons licence. This web app is part of Barcelona City Council's new digital communication strategy for mobile channels, included in the Barcelona Digital City Plan. This is a commitment to open standards, open-source software and the use of cross-platform technologies.


Europe recognises Barcelona as a leading city in the green and digital transition

Thu, 28/04/2022 - 19:43

Climate emergency. A thorough process was followed to assess and select the cities, six others of which are in the Spanish state.

The UB also signs up to the Ethical and Good Governance Mailbox

Tue, 22/02/2022 - 17:06

City Council. The university is the eleventh institution to reproduce this pioneering tool from the City Council and Xnet to prevent bad practice and fight fraud.

Torre Agbar i Museu del Disseny

Barcelona and Cisco start testing for the IRIS European cybersecurity project

Mon, 07/02/2022 - 14:32

The Intelligence Threat Reporting and Incident Response System (IRIS) is the platform for detecting security weaknesses in future ICT networks

Technological events in Barcelona in 2022

Wed, 19/01/2022 - 16:49

Once again, Barcelona is reaffirming itself as a hub with an international appeal for meetings relating to technology and digital innovation. World-renowned events such as the Mobile World Congress and the Smart City Expo are held in the city.


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