Locomote.sh is a platform for building and publishing websites and progressive web apps (PWAs) with offline capabilities.
Offline capabilities allow a website or PWA to load pages, images and data even when the device being used has limited or no network connectivity. This allows PWAs to load reliably and without delay in all situations; and it allows websites to feel snappy and responsive by providing reduced page load times regardless of network conditions or server demand.
Progressive web apps (PWAs) are special web pages that can be saved to a user's home screen and which reproduce the look-and-feel, and many of the capabilities, of native mobile apps.
PWAs provide a lighter-weight, fully cross-platform alternative to traditional native apps, which are SEO friendly and have lower barriers to use.
Locomote.sh is the ideal platform for building and hosting PWAs.
Locomote makes it easy to publish websites and PWAs with full offline capabilities, all without any specialist programming experience.
Locomote also makes it child's play to include features that are key to a great PWA experience, such as save-to-desktop and loading screens.
Locomote is designed to work with a wide variety of standard web development build and generation tools - meaning you can continue to use many of the tools you’re already using to build websites.
Locomote.sh is a hosted, ready-to-use platform-as-a-service providing all of the capabilities and benefits described above.
It is currently in beta, but we are providing free sign-ups to interested developers.
The core components that make up the Locomote.sh platform are available under the Apache 2.0 open-source software (OSS) licence and can be accessed on GitHub.