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What is Web App?

Millions of businesses use the Internet as a cost-effective communication channel. It allows businesses to exchange information with their target market and make transactions quickly and securely. However, these activities only become effective when the business can capture and store all the necessary data and have the means to process all of this information, and then proceed to present the results for users.

 

Lately, with the advent of server languages: CGI, Perl, PHP, ... websites became more "dynamic" and able to interact with users. From here, users can use the web to "do something by computer", thus the Web App was born.

 

To have a more thorough view of Web App, let’s take an overall look at the Web App’s fundamental, website.

 

Website

 

At one time, when the Internet was rudimentary, the web was written in single HTML or CSS, and maybe some JavaScript. Every single web page written in HTML is called a Web Page. A collection of many single websites, into one large website, sharing the same domain name, is called Website.

 

Basically, websites are collections of publicly accessible pages that contain either documents, images, audio, text, or other files that users can access via the internet by a browser interface. However, websites are like a one-way information transmitter, viewers are not allowed to interact or communicate back. 
 

(Freepik)

 

Web App


In the beginning, websites consisted of text, images, and videos, linked together through links. The function of a website is to store and display information. Users can only read, view, click links to move between pages.


But with the advent of server languages: CGI, Perl, PHP, ... websites became more "dynamic", able to interact with users. From here, users can use the web to "do something by computer", thus the Web App was born.


In simple words, Web Apps are applications that run on the web. Through the Web Apps, users can do several tasks: calculate, share photos, shop... The interactivity of the Web App is much higher than that of the website.


For some people who are not IT savvy, everything online that can be accessed by a browser is a website. Therefore, they often ask you to be: supermarket management website, sales website, ... in fact, they are all Web Apps.

 

(Unsplash)


 

Benefits
 

Easy to maintain and update

Easily customizable - you can easily add more designs and features based on your preferences and user needs.

Secure - data is stored in the cloud, meaning you don't need to worry about data loss if your device is damaged. You can easily retrieve it.

Reduce pressure from app stores approval, since they can be accessed via the browser.

Available for all modern browsers.

 

Web App Examples


Web Apps can be applied in every industry and get remarkable outcomes. Here are some great examples of successful firms that are available.
 

1. Online Office

This type of Web App is used to collaboratively create and automatically save documents. It offers the bonus that it can be used without an internet connection, enabling synching once the connection is established. This Web App can be accessed from any device on any operating system. There are a few notable sites in this area such as Google Docs, Microsoft Office Online, Zoho Workplace,...
 

2. Media & Entertainment

One of the top video-streaming platforms is also a Web App. Users are likely to watch movies and tv shows on-demand with no limitations. And, as with other Web Apps, it’s accessible across devices and operating systems. Web apps are ideal as content platforms have been proven by lots of successful websites such as Netflix, Spotify, Forbes, Pinterest,...
 

3. Productivity

This Web App replaces brightly-colored post-its with a digital solution that enables the organizing and tracking of tasks. It enables team collaboration for more effective project management. Collaboration is one of the most common functions of Web Apps, allowing multiple people to work on a single dashboard. Some impressive sites can be mentioned such as Google Calendar, UpDiagram, Evernote,...

 

Read more: What is UpDiagram?

 

Conclusion
 

Currently, the increasing use of the Internet among companies and individuals has affected the way businesses operate. This leads to widespread adoption of Web Applications as companies move from traditional models to cloud-based and grid-based models. Web applications give businesses the ability to streamline operations, increase efficiency, and reduce costs. In addition, Web Apps also bring a lot of advantages of being able to work on multiple platforms, have a wider reach, and are easily accessible from anywhere. 

Having delivered lots of web projects, ITC Group is a company you can trust with the engineering of impactful, efficient, and easy-to-use corporate and customer-facing Web Apps, web portals,... that can help our client design, build, and evolve web-based software


By partnering up with ITC Group, you can accelerate user base growth, unlock new digital channels, and reach other rewarding business milestones thanks to our experienced team and mature consulting. Contact us for further information.

 

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