Since this forum category, Coffee Lounge, is more informal in content and allows free flows of yeas and nays I post these links.
Users of Wappler come from different backgrounds with different experiences. Many are NOT very experienced with Phone App development and haven’t come across the current discussions on other forums about the changing “standards” at the Apple IOS Store that could impact future development decisions for Developers.
So, to broaden the discussion of Native Apps vs. PWAs or PWS —
For the sake of information, an article from June 2020
Issues with the Apple Native App Store that could impact decisions on whether developing a Native App for IPhones is the first choice or whether developing a PWS might be a better longterm strategy.
Other developers have started speaking out using the hashtag AppStoreAntitrust on Twitter, telling how their apps were refused, and some have even expressed dismay at having to give up on apps they were developing, or not even try to develop certain apps, because of the uncertainty of whether they’d be approved. One example is this Twitter thread from the long-time Mac app developer Rogue Amoeba, telling how they had apps refused, and eventually gave up selling on the iOS App Store, and, with the exception of one app, on the Mac App Store as well.
Additionally, here’s another article from an experienced App developer who knows the ins & outs of the Apple App Store environment. Increasingly, the risk with an Apple Native App is essentially “What Hidden Rules will be changed or added tomorrow or next week that will kick my IOS App out of the store?”
One of his claims in this link:
. . most mobile apps, especially on iOS, are not a good channel to promote and engage your customers. App installs are rare for most apps. Development, maintenance and marketing for these apps is also very expensive.