Ola teams up with Google to launch Progressive Web App for 2G networks


Ola has teamed up with Google to launch ‘Progressive Web App’ (PWA), a lightweight mobile website that offers users, especially in smaller towns and cities, an app-like experience on simple smartphones.

Launched together with Google at the Google I/O developer conference, Ola PWA operates on 2G speeds and users can make offline bookings via the website as well. The site is similar to Ola app in terms of look and feel and seamless integrates Ola Money and Ola Care as well. The PWA app loads in 3.4 seconds on 2G networks and Ola claims that PWA consumes only 50KB data on first payload and 10KB on subsequent loads.

Users can book an Ola cab through PWA across all categories and can also pay for their ride through Ola Money. Other options such as OTP verification for rides, use of maps for pick-up and drop locations, ride later options and the use of Share Pass will also be available on Ola’s mobile web browser.

Author: Sneha Bokil

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