Some people wonder why Apple/Safari/WebKit folks often refer to “Web Apps”, “Home Screen Web Apps”, “Installed Web Apps” or similar terms, instead of “Progressive Web Apps” or PWAs. There’s a couple of reasons:

1. We like to reflect language that appears in the UI when possible.

@othermaciej I'm a developer with long past experience with web dev and good knowledge of JavaScript, and I don't know what the hell PWA is ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ because I haven't dealt with these specific APIs… so I don't think it's a stretch to assume that most non-technical users wouldn't either


@mackuba Yeah, it's confusing to users and even to many devs. Some people get mad if we don't use exactly this term, but if that's the cost of clarity, so be it.

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