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That's an important consideration for people using slow networks or paying by the byte.It's also easier on phone batteries than the native version, according to the company.And it fires up quickly -- several seconds faster than the native app, once you've created a home screen icon for it.

And if you want to switch from a Mac to a Windows PC or vice-versa, the web smooths your way.

Don't expect to dump your native apps for progressive web apps.

People use it 50 percent more than the earlier version, and when they do, they view 60 percent more pages, Google says.

The new website loads 30 percent faster, and people ditch it 10 percent less.

An American grandson of the infamous scientist, struggling to prove that he is not as insane as people believe, is invited to Transylvania, where he discovers the process that reanimates a dead body.

After squandering the fresh air in the distant planet Spaceball, the good-for-nothing President Skroob orders the arch-villain henchman, Dark Helmet, to abduct the adjacent planet Druidia's Princess Vespa to strong-arm her father, King Roland, to provide them with the code to the planet's atmosphere. Jovial Bob Stine, reveals the names of the Dinks to be: Rinky Dink, Blinky Dink, Stinky Dink, Pinky Dink, Finky Dink, and Winky Dink.A key part of fixing that is a programming movement called progressive web apps, or PWAs, that Google helped develop and that it's now promoting at its Google I/O developer conference.With PWAs, using the web can be a lot more like using a native app.Websites load fast, work even when there's no network connection, and notify you when a message arrives.One big example: the new Twitter Lite website that arrived for mobile devices in April.Among major browser makers, Apple is a step behind.