Loot (PWA wikipedia)
Progressive web application version of Wikipedia mobile web.
Experimentation project trying to see how feasible it is to make Wikipedia a progressive web app for a better UX and faster interactions on slow connections.
- React router
- Service Worker
- Universal/Isomorphic JS
- Server rendered webapp
- UI tests running in node
- Live reloading
- IDB/localstorage caching
- Docs (Gitbook)
It features a transformation/aggregation server (loot) with caching invalidation from the wikipedia API, and a server that renders the web application (loot-ui) (the same one that runs on the client).
Expanded docs are available (docs).
At the moment, there is a live version at loot.wmflabs.org/wiki/Wikipedia.
The site works complete offline and it is installable on the phone’s homescreen. HTML only version fully supported.
See the docs for more detailed information.