Whether productivity or entertainment tools, web applications have become an integral part of our daily lives and are revolutionising the way we interact with technology.
We will soon find out what web applications are, how they work and why they play a major role in digital transformation.
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What are web applications
These features make web applications extremely convenient and versatile as they eliminate the need to download and install programmes locally.
How they work
This architecture, called client-server architecture, allows the web application to be easily updatable, without the user having to perform a manual update on their device.
Web applications benefits
Web applications offer considerable benefits for companies and freelancers. Let’s see which ones.
Since there are no geographical or compatibility limits (only an Internet connection via a browser is needed), they can reach a wider and more global audience than traditional apps, which can be purchased/downloaded from stores. Moreover, being within web pages, Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) can give them more visibility and traffic.
They have lower development, maintenance, updating and hosting costs, as there is no need to create multiple versions for each platform.
They offer greater security of data and information, which, instead of being stored locally, are stored on web servers. They also implement additional protection measures such as encryption, two-factor authentication, etc.
They integrate with other web services such as application programming interfaces (APIs) that offer additional and more advanced functionality. They are also easily customisable to customers’ needs and preferences.
They can handle a large number of users at the same time, thanks to the power of the servers dedicated to processing requests. This makes them suitable for both small and large companies.
Finally, let us remember that web applications work with desktop (MacOS, Windows and Linux) and mobile (iOS and Android) operating systems.
Web application examples
Google Workspace is a suite, made in Mountain View, of productivity tools, including documents, spreadsheets and presentations, accessible directly from the browser.
Trello is a tab-based project management web application, ideal for organising personal and group activities.
Netflix needs no introduction. The popular video streaming platform allows users to watch films and TV series without having to download anything.
Asana is another project management app that helps teams coordinate complex tasks and collaborative projects.
Other examples of popular web applications are: Gmail, Facebook, Spotify and Amazon.
How to create a successful web app
We will now walk you through the steps to create a successful web app for your business.
Do you need help? Ask the experts, contact us!
HT Apps, of the JO Group cluster of companies, can guide you through the decision-making process and beyond, developing the app you want for you.
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