A Web application is a downloadable software that can be accessed from a computer or a mobile device such as a tablet or a smart phone.
In its simplest definition, a Web application is a software that can be accessed from a computer or a mobile device such as a tablet or a smart phone. Unlike a website which is a portal, a Web application is a program or downloadable software.
Difference with website
Unlike a website which is a set of interrelated web pages and accessible from a URL (www.exemple.com), a web application is a handy device which has to be downloaded from a site or an online store. Some applications are free, while others charge fees.
A website is a portal, while a Web application is a program or downloadable software. Both tools are manipulated through a Web browser, a software designed to surf the web (Safari, Firefox, Chrome, etc.).
Custom web applications
There are plenty of applications on the market; mostly custom Web applications designed by programmers and web development professionals.
For example, there are so many Web applications on the market today that can do almost everything from shopping for a house to weather forecasting to cashing checks or finding a restaurant.
What are the advantages of Web applications?
It is hard to find disadvantages in the use of Web applications, as long as you employ the best design and configurations for your specific needs. Web applications essentially save time, resources, and money, while bringing people and ideas together in a collaborative and positive environment. They make processes that used to be cumbersome and lengthy take only a few minutes while moving your business forward as a cutting edge technology adaptor.
One of the main advantages of Web applications is their ease of use. Most of the time, they have clear and easily navigable interfaces.
Additionally, Web applications can be used on the go. Indeed, although some applications require an Internet connection, several can be accessed without a network. Therefore mobile applications have the advantage of being available everywhere.
For companies, Web applications can facilitate contact with customers, speed up the buying process and save valuable time by allowing them to easily perform their transactions right at their fingertips.
A correctly built and smartly executed Web application will make a world of difference to you, your staff, your partners and your clients. If you have any questions about Web applications and the ways they can help you, please feel free to get in touch with our friendly and knowledgeable team at Thoransoft. We look forward to helping you get the most out of your custom Web application development!