The term Progressive Web App (PWA) was coined in 2015. Since 2018 PWAs can be installed on all relevant operating systems and can also be executed offline. However, there is still a certain difference in functionality between PWAs and their native counterparts. With Project Fugu, the gap should continue to shrink.
The software industry likes to create and follow hype. Unfortunately, the rate at which we can adapt to the hype is much smaller than the rate we generate it. It’s understandable, therefore, that we are sometimes tempted to take whatever solution we currently have at hand and simply rebrand it with minimal changes to suit the current fashion.