Progressive Web Apps: An easy answer to unequal housework

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  November 14, 2017   11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Sara Harkousse

Nowadays, women continue to do the majority of housework and childcare even in households in which both partners work full-time. Studies tell us that higher housework burden stresses women, make them at a higher risk of several chronic diseases, and may not help them advance as much as they would like to in their workplace in order to get leadership positions for instance.

In this talk, you will learn how “Maydée“, a progressive web app which facilitates work-life balance and raises awareness of the impact of an unequal distribution of domestic work, is built. This app won the Minister for families, children and women’s right award in France. Despite the still browser support, you will learn how to use maximum of Progressive Web Apps (PWAs), set of APIs which made “Maydée”:

  • Progressive: Works for every user, regardless of browser choice.
  • Reliable: Loads as soon as possible, even on flaky networks because it’s enhanced with service workers.
  • Engaging: Feels like a natural app on the device thanks to W3C manifest, with an immersive user experience using Push Notifications.
  • Safe: Served via HTTPS in order to ensure that content hasn’t been tampered with.


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