@Shiv As you mentioned, apps work just fine by visiting the url and installing from there. I believe that anybody that has used various third parties to submit their app to app stores is mostly just wrapping their web app with a shell program that has a web view to the web app. Some other third parties may offer some extras, like full notification support, but for the most part, you are still accessing the app via a url through the web. The shell program is mostly a stripped down browser.
In my opinion, web apps (PWA’s) are easier and I’m personally more likely to check out and use a web app compared to an app store app from an unknown publisher. I think most app store apps are successful because of brand name and brand trust. However, with a web app, you are simply visiting a web page and still protected behind the browser. That’s only my opinion. I know some people prefer the app store due to familiarity, accessibility, discovery, and it appears more professional. There’s really no difference in how a Glide app functions, whether you installed it via a url or downloaded it from an app store. I just think user adoption is going to be easier when it’s a web link, because it’s less of a barrier.