In the vein of crowdsourcing solutions for Windows 10, the Windows team just announced that it’s taking its community-driven approach to the people, so to speak.
A new Windows Insider Program app (WIP) is in the works as a PWA that’ll be left as an open-sourced project to encourage other developers to experiment more with PWA’s.
As reported by Windows Central, the announcement came via a late day session at Microsoft’s Ignite 2018 conference where the details were outlined as followed:
- It’s a Progressive Web App.
- Dark mode is the default theme.
- It will be available on all devices due to its PWA design.
- It is open-sourced so that other devs can learn from its design and
- leveraging of PWA + Univeral Windows Platform (UWP).
While on the surface the Insider Hub PWA sounds progressive (pun intended), it’s a long overdue resource that mainly serves as a blog and press release content aggregator, as it stands now.
There is no mention of an integrated Feedback Hub where arguably most Insider engagement occurs.
This app has *nothing* to do Feedback Hub. So no. It's based off our Insider website and Feedback Hub.
— Brandon @ #MSIgnite (@brandonleblanc) September 26, 2018
Perhaps, in the near future, a Feedback Hub will be integrated into the app thus showcasing the full potential of highly trafficked PWA solution.Further reading: Feedback Hub, Microsoft, PWA, UWP, Windows 10 Insider