Angular Universal PWA boilerplate for serverless environment.


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This repo is the boilerplate for (PWA) progressive web app with Angular Universal (serverside rendering). It is prepared to be easily deployed on serverless environment (Google Cloud Functions & AWS Lambda supported).

Live demo

Angular Universal PWA on AWS Lambda + API Gateway


What's inside?

  • PWA - content is cached and available offline, it can be also installed as native app on Android devices and Google Chrome
  • AMP - Accelerated Mobile Pages - super fast initial load (down to ~650ms)
  • Push notifications:
  • Server-side rendering with Angular Universal
  • TransferState
  • Lazy loading modules
  • External modules (You can split your application into multiple projects and lazy-load them, read more here) [TBD after CLI merge - #150]
  • Angular Material
  • Unit tests
  • Firebug Lite (great solution for development on touch-screen devices, ie: tablets)

Used frameworks/technologies

  • Angular 5.x & 6.x
  • Angular CLI 1.x & 6.x
  • Webpack
  • Serverless framework

Get Started

Whatch on Youtube: How to start project with angular-universal-pwa

Using Angular CLI schematics

npm install -g angular-universal-pwa

Create project:

ng new --collection angular-universal-pwa myApp
cd myApp
npm start

CLI params

  • --provider - What serverless provider you want to use? (aws | gcloud | both) - default both
  • --gaTrackingCode - Provide your Google Analytics tracking code, to enable GA (ie --gaTrackingCode UA-123456)
  • --firebug - Decide if you want to download firebug-lite (true | false) - default false

##Running modes

  • Development mode (autoreload only): npm start
  • Development mode (autoreload + unit tests): npm run build:dev
  • Development mode (autoreload + firebug lite): npm run build:firebug
  • Development mode (autoreload + firebug lite + unit tests): npm run build:dev:firebug
  • Unit tests: npm run test


Production mode with Node.JS

npm run build:prod
npm run server

Serverless environments

AWS Lambda

ng new --collection angular-universal-pwa myApp --provider aws
npm run build:deploy

Google Cloud Functions

ng new --collection angular-universal-pwa myApp--provider gcloud 
npm run build:deploy

To do

Won't implement:

  • load static content from S3 (JavaScript, styles, images):
    • when serving all static content from S3 load speed up is not really visible (increase is around ~0,2 sec),
    • problems with CORS on Chrome,
    • problems with compression of some files (.js files are not compressed in some cases)
    • needs a lot of manual setup (cloudfront setup etc.)

Looking for something more?

Feel free to create issue with your feature request


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