Actual mobile apps Are really needed. As a retired technical professional I can respect the attempt to use a PWA, but with the new security measures that Apple and android are taking as well as the design of the site presenting text very small even on a large phone screen, It’s just not practical anymore.
I recently found myself with nothing but an iPhone and an android phone, no computer or tablet. And it was hard and onerous to get anything done. Navigation wasn’t working properly on either device, moving between sections was difficult, and it was also very difficult to read the screen Because of it cramming so much on the one display. And Trying to drag and re-order photos on a phone is next to impossible.
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Agree wholeheartedly. I basically never leave the house without bringing my laptop, and it's primarily because I never know when something will pop up that is simply too difficult to do in the PWA.
Here are a few issues with the PWA (as it presents on my iPhone) that come to mind, among others:
I know it's not cheap to develop apps, but OR is now a mature product and most of OR's competitors have a functional solution, so this is something OR lags significantly on.
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Need an app that does push notifications so that staff member VAs and customer support team can receive them without having to log into my main airbnb and vrbo apps.
What is PWA?
I might be okay continuing to run OR on my mobile browser.
OR sends email notifications, and my email app is setup with mobile notifications. Is there additional value in a mobile app?
I would like for staff to have access to messaging "only" without having to give full OR site access. Currently I'm not aware of a way to do that.