Switching from PWA to Native Twitter

2020-04-29 — Why I switched to the native Twitter app

Two years ago I switched to using Twitter's PWA instead of the Android native app. PWA was still in its infancy during that time and I wanted to try and check what other companies are doing with their PWAs and inspect their capabilities. Fast-forward to today I'm back to the native app. Following is my feedback on the PWA vs Native app, and my reason(s) for switching back.


So why did I switch back to the native app?

My main reason for switcihng back was due to the Covid-19 news stream on Twitter. Having been WFH for a while now, the somewhat apocalyptic news that's been coming out have been triggering my anxiety and stress. This alone means I have to limit my Twitter usage and ensure my phone can shut the app down after 1 hour or so (which is what I set it to). Sadly, the PWA doesn't support this but the native app does.