What is a Web Application (and How do They Work)?
You probably already know what a mobile application is. A web application is pretty similar except it is not on your phone but on the internet.
You may ask the following question:
What is the difference between a website and a web application?
Well, a website is content-based in which it will show only text and images with little interaction needed. On the other hand, a web application is a tool with more functionality and interaction needed. Also, web applications can be any sort of tool or even a video game.
If you are still not clear on the difference, here is a comparison between websites and web applications:
- Less functionality
- Usually client side
- Content-based (plenty of text and images)
- May be mobile-friendly
- More functionality
- Usually server side
- Minimal text
- Very mobile-friendly
Terms to Know
Here are some terms you should know before we start getting into the nitty-gritty of things:
- Server-side – The backend of the web application or website that runs on a server
- Client-side – The front of the web application or website which carries a lot of the design and visual aspects
- Mobile-friendly – A website or web application that is mobile-friendly means that can run smoothly on a mobile device such as a phone or tablet without any issues
2 Examples of Web Applications that I Offer
The Pros and Cons of Web Applications
- No download required
- Accessible on any web browser
- Takes up zero RAM
- Mobile friendly
- May be more prone to hacks (Depends on application)
- Requires WiFi
Some of the key takeaways that I want you to walk away with include that web applications are different from websites since web apps are tools and also that web applications are internet-based and have many useful qualities as there are many web applications out there. Check out some of my web applications that I have to offer. That’s it for this post!
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