I am a fan of progressive web apps and the powers that they bestow on web developers to build the next generation of applications. We can write web applications that work offline, download large files in the background, send push notifications, and much more. I was so excited about push notifications on the web that I wrote a whole talk about it in 2015 and was fortunate enough to give it in a bunch of places around the world.
But perhaps I was a little too prescient with that talk title, “The web is getting pushy." Web applications themselves are getting pushy and now I see tweets like this: