Quick Apps

Quick App is an implementation of the emerging W3C MiniApp standard that provides a framework for mobile application development based on widely known front-end web technologies (JavaScript, CSS,…). It enables developers to create “light” applications more efficiently with significant access to a host devices’ native resources and services.

A new paradigm of lighter and quicker apps.

Quick App main features:

  • Low-cost development: 20% less code than Android apps;
  • Zero-installation: one click to use it, less storage than Android apps;
  • Native experience: efficient native rendering;
  • Cross-platform: multiple devices and platforms;
  • Easy to find and promote: endless options for discoverability and promotion;
  • High retention rate: wide range of marketing mechanisms;
  • New opportunities: 1.2b devices running Quick Apps.

Learn more about Quick Apps, use cases, and its community on the Quick App White Paper, or the Quick App Primer to understand the Quick App platform.

The Quick App Initiative

The Quick App Initiative, hosted by OW2, is a multidisciplinary forum aiming at exploring vertical applications where Quick Apps have the potential to be part of a solution, as well as transversal activities that further core technologies across verticals, including (as appropriate) usability, accessibility, sustainability, privacy, security, and ethical standards. The initiative embraces the ideals of Open Source, transparency, meritocracy, and respectful global collaboration.

Learn more about the Quick App Initiative and join us today. You can also contribute with our code repository or keep in touch through our mailing list.

Latest Articles

Steering Committee no.2

September 22nd 2021

Please find below links to the support slides and minutes from our 2nd QAI Steering Committee (SteerCo) held 22nd September 2021. Although not all QAI participants could make the call, there was a lively discussion notably about: Starting outreach efforts into Russia; A Sustainability study proposal about leveraging quick apps in the Apparel and Footwear industry; Feedback from the Games Task Force; Insight into our combined participation to the Open Souurce Experience event in Paris; A quick “guide” on how QAI collaboration can be done. [Read More]

10 reasons for quick apps

Changing the app game in Europe

Society is experiencing a remarkable period of digitalization yet consumers are tired of app hunting, developers are frustrated by app publication experiences, small businesses, local governments and NGOs often can’t even afford an app presence, app marketplaces are jealously guarded, devices are awash with unused apps … and still everything, everwhere is being pushed online. Quick apps offer a 10 point life ring in these rising tides.

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Steering Committee no.1

July 8th 2021

Please find below links to the support slides and minutes from our 1st QAI Steering Committee (SteerCo) held 8th July 2021. A really positive meeting which confirmed everyone’s motivation for moving both the initiative and the quick app ecosystem forwards. Notably, it was agreed that 3 Task Forces would be setup by different participants of the initiative (Gaming, Education, Sustainability) - a great example of everyone bringing their different skill sets to the table. [Read More]