Progressive Web Apps

online short course

R8 450.00 R5 950.00

course fees

10 weeks


4 – 6 hours

effort per week



This course provides you with the knowledge and skills to develop fully responsive, browser compatible, mobile-first, connectivity-independent, native app-like, reliable, and fast-serving apps that run on the Web platform.

why should you enrol for this course?

What if you could give users deep and engaging experiences of a mobile application while having the reach of a website? In the process also remove tedious steps such as installations via an application store? What if users land on your website and they have an experience similar to using a native mobile app, along with all the perks of a real app such as push notifications, splash screens, and the capability to work offline? This new breed of web applications is known as progressive web applications (PWAs).

0 | Orientation Module

1 | An Overview of PWAs

2 | The Web App Manifest and iOS Support

3 | Service Workers – Lifecycle, Add and Register

4 | The Install, Activate and Fetch Events

5 | The Install Banner

6 | Offline Mode – Pre-Caching Assets and Getting Cached Assets

7 | Cache Versioning, Dynamic Caching, Limiting Cache Size

8 | Offline Fallback Page and Conditional Fallbacks

9 | Wrap Up

course video

Jacques Roux

course author

Jacques Roux completed his studies at the University of Stellenbosch where he graduated with a BA Soc.Sc degree and continued his post-graduate studies at the University of Johannesburg. He obtained an Honours in Industrial Relations and an MA in Social Sciences. Jacques has been lecturing Web coding for the past twenty years. He is presently the program manager and senior lecturer of New Media Development at CityVarsity. He is also a doctoral candidate in Computer Science, specialising in semantic data structuring and artificial intelligence.

Online Course Facilitator

This online short learning programme will be facilitated by an industry subject matter expert, who will share their experience and in-depth knowledge throughout the programme. Your Online Course Facilitator will contribute to Discussion Forums and provide you with in-depth feedback on all your assessments.

What will you need?
Basic requirements To successfully access and complete this course, you will be required to have a registered email account, access to a computer/laptop/tablet and stable internet connection. You will be required to be familiar with using a computer as you may need to be able to read and download documents in Adobe PDF Reader, view Microsoft PowerPoint presentations, and read and create documents in Microsoft Word. Please note: Google and YouTube may be used in our online course delivery. If any of these services are blocked in your jurisdiction, you may have difficulty in accessing our course content.
How will you learn?
Our online short learning programmes are broken into self-paced manageable modules, designed to assist you throughout your learning process through diverse learning activities:
  • Work through all your interactive course notes
  • Review supplementary resources
  • Apply what you have learned in each module with the self-grading quizzes and assignment submissions
  • View a range of course video lectures presented by our Subject Matter Experts and infographics
  • Collaborate and interact with your fellow participants via the discussion forum
What will you gain?
On the successful completion of this short learning programme, you will get the recognition of your knowledge and skills with a Damelin Certificate of Competence. You will be required to complete a series of assessments that will be facilitated through our Online Campus. All your course assessments and submissions will be available to you in your course handbook. Your course handbook will be made available once you commence your short learning programme. Your Certificate of Competence will be issued in your registered name and couriered to you at no additional cost.
Academic and Technical Support
With the freedom that online education brings, Damelin Future Studies students can upskill in their own time, from almost anywhere on earth. Well, anywhere where the internet is accessible, that is. But although our students may roam far and wide, they are never far out of our mind. Each course is assigned its own Online Academic Tutor, who is ready and waiting to guide and assist their learners throughout their learning experience.

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