Here’s a quick guide to know how to check PWA is working or not.
So let’s get into it.
There are two ways to check if PWA is working or not on your website
- Lighthouse PWA Analysis Tool
- WebPagetest Lighthouse Test
1. Lighthouse PWA Analysis Tool
a) Download the Lighthouse Chrome extension from the Chrome Web Store.
b) When installed it places an icon in your taskbar.
c) In Google Chrome, go to the URL you want to Check and run Lighthouse on your application by selecting the icon and choosing Generate report (with your app open in the browser page)like below the screenshot
d) Once you click on “Generates reports” button it will display the result and you need to click on Progressive Web APP option like below the screenshot.
e) Lighthouse generates an HTML page with the results. An example page is shown below.
2. WebPagetest Lighthouse Test:
a) Here is the official website – https://www.webpagetest.org/lighthouse
b) You need to enter your URL and click on the “start test” like below the screenshot.
c) Once you click on “start test” button it will display the result and you need to click on Progressive Web APP option like below the screenshot.
d) Lighthouse generates an HTML page with the results. An example page is shown below.
That’s it for this tutorial!
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