9 PWA Champs You Should Be Following on Twitter

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by Katie Huston | Last Updated: May 7, 2019

With so many innovations and rising technologies in the marketing space and specifically in the mobile marketing space, it’s a good idea to follow some of the thought leaders that provide great information on Progressive Web Apps and mobile. I rounded up a list of eight awesome leaders that are experts all things PWA , and if you give them a follow, you’re sure to learn something new about mobile. In no particular order, some of our favorite PWA champions are listed below with their stats and fun highlights.

  1.  David Brunelle (@davidbrunelle)

As Starbucks’ Director of Product Engineering, David’s team was tasked with creating a PWA for Starbucks that would work to replace their previous Windows app and lead to better mobile engagement outside of their iOS native mobile app, plus create a solution for low-connectivity users. His team discovered that their PWA was the perfect blend (coffee pun, yes!) for the brand’s needs.


   2.  Zack Argyle (@zackargyle)

Zack’s currently at Facebook, but was most recently Pinterest’s PWA leader and the chief facilitator of creating better mobile experiences for the popular board-based social media. Pinterest started looking at PWAs when they realized that their website was performing slow on mobile and that only 1 percent of their site visitors converted to app installs. Zack’s team was able to use developing technologies in mobile at Pinterest to create a site that now sees more than 27 percent growth of users in the last year.


 3. Maximiliano Firtman (@firt)

Maximiliano’s one of the best proponents of PWA technology — he’s based in Buenos Aires and consistently gives lectures all over the world that focuses on his background on developing high performance mobile web. He’s a published author and consistently posts knowledge on issues with code bases, native mobile, and more.


4. Stephanie Cox (@stephaniecox04)

Stephanie’s our very own PWA champion here at Lumavate HQ. As someone with an extensive background in mobile (she loves to say that she’s got the war wounds to prove it!), Stephanie’s worked in mobile at companies like Project Lead the Way, ExactTarget and eventually Salesforce before landing here at Lumavate.  


5. Chris Love (@ChrisLove)

Chris’ background at Microsoft and now his own dev shop that focuses on PWA and SEO development gives him a major experience in the PWA space. He puts out some great content on his blog and on twitter about PWAs and native mobile and the technical considerations behind PWA tech.


6. Eric Erway (@ericerway)

Eric’s got some hot takes on PWA and mobile tech. He’s a major thought leader at Magento with experience from Dell Technologies and AOL, that leans towards agile mobile in the retail and merchant spaces.


7. Suzanne Scacca (@SEScacca)

Suzanne’s background in freelance web design and writing has given her a unique edge on just why she loves progressive web apps so much! Her Twitter feed features some awesome articles on PWA technology, plus some great resources on SEO, mobile design, and developing for mobile.


8. Mike Hartington (@mhartington)

Seemingly always posting on Twitter, Mike's a comedic, sometimes R-rated, developer at Ionic that’s always giving great advice. Whether that’s professional and culture-centric or diving into the technical talk behind progressive web, having Mike on your timeline is a great way to see more developer chat with lighthearted quips.


9. Alex Russell  (@slightlylate)

Alex is a software engineer at Google and is the brains behind PWA technology. He and some friends began working on a web-based application system that eventually turned into what we now know as PWAs...so we have to recognize him here, of course!


If Twitter isn't your forte for consuming PWA content, don't fret! We have plenty of PWA-focused content. Just use this link to check out content like blog posts, eBooks, guides, and more that'll satisfy your progressive mobile appetite.

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