Mini-review: DogBuddy PWA

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One by one, web sites are evolving into full PWAs (Progressive Web Applications), meaning that they run inside browsers like Windows 10 Mobile's Edge and that a separate Store application isn't really needed. Of course, you can turn this into an 'app' yourself with PAWA or just pin it 'as is' on your Start screen. It's up to you. Dog owning and smartphone enthusiasm seem to go hand in hand, so hopefully this new PWA/site is of interest!

DogBuddy's mission is:

We believe that all dogs (and their owners!) should have the freedom to enjoy their lives. Whether that means taking a two week trip of a lifetime, or making time for date night with a loved one, we think that owning a dog shouldn’t get in the way of your day-to-day.

To make this happen, we help busy dog owners find local and reliable dog sitters to take care of their dogs whilst they’re away from home. Through building long lasting relationships online, we make it easier and more convenient for owners to work, rest or play!

And the URL to go to in Edge under Windows 10 Mobile is just - that gets you the full PWA site, as shown below:


Pick the care you want and then a pop-up calendar lets you pick start and end dates, then hit 'Search' (under the pop-up, above)


Matches are shown, just scroll and pick - you're shown if the carer is unavailable for the dates you've selected, as here (short notice!)


Interestingly, you can see the intelligence of the PWA's layout here in landscape mode on my test IDOL 4 Pro, with the display auto-splitting into map and carer matches. Pan around and searching is automatic, depending on the map centre - all very slick!!

Not bad at all - do email me if you spot other really well done PWA sites.

Source / Credit: DogBuddy