Most PWAs have a certain janky feeling to them that distinguishes them from native apps. But Play.gl, a PWA, doesn't have that jank.
PWAs are great! They allow applications to be deployed across a whole range of devices with extremely little overhead. But it feels like most mobile web-based applications—like Notion, for example—eventually go the way of native mobile applications—like Notion, for example.
Every now and again, though, an application really gets the web experience right: proper support for touch events, smooth animations, no tap-vs-click jank.
Play.gl is one of those apps. Okay, it's not particularly sophisticated: it's an app where you jump from pillar to pillar based on how long you hold down your finger. But it feels good; it feels immediate in the way that native apps feel more immediate. When you're done, it presents you with a carousel of benefits of Galeries Lafayette's Go for Good initiative, and the carousel feels native. It feels exactly the way that it would in a native app.
Talking about how things "feel" probably isn't helpful, but the difference between PWAs and native apps is hard to quantify. But you know it when you feel it.