Evergreen Progressive Web Application "PWA"- thredUP
Progressive Web Application
As a team of 3 Engineers we rebuilt the core web experience. Starting with a Mobile Web Progressive Web Application (PWA). Focused on the core user experience and purchase funnel from sign-up to checkout. A process that took 6 months and made fundamental changes to how we write front-end code at thredUP. Making use of Apollo Client, GraphQL, Express and React on the front end, in addition to fully adopting TypeScript!
Providing the user with a faster and more consistent application, optimized based on user agent. This allows us to build and serve a optimized bundles and a more appropriate UI while maintaining a single code base.
- 70% performance increase
- Dedicated mobile & desktop builds
- Improved SEO & accessibility
- Visual consistency, UI/UX
- Localization support
- Ever Green Dependencies
- Hot Module Reloading
- NPM Monorepo
- 90% Test Coverage
- E2E Test Suites
As the tools we use update and change, we need to be willing and ready to consume those changes. Allowing our packages to become "stale" often has a significant cost associated with it.