Have you ever wondered what a web application is? I am pretty sure; you must have used one or two recently without being aware.
In this article, we will explain to you what a web application is, the differences between it and a website and list at least 12 real life examples of web applications.
What is a web application?
A web application is a software that is accessible through web browsers.
But the backend is created with programming languages such as Python, Java, C++, PHP, Ruby etc
So what is the difference between frontend and backend?
Frontend is the application that users interact with to input data, change data etc. when running the software while the backend is application that store the data inputted and manipulated at the frontend.
Web applications are always accessed via web browsers hence take less system resources.
Major Differences between Website and Web application
A website is a collection of interlinked webpages that have a single domain name with global accessibility.
Hence, what that means is that a website has different webpages connected together and has the same website name and can also be accessed from anywhere in the world via internet.
Why do you even need a website?
- To showcase your products and services
- To be able to create a social brand and proof for your business
- It allows your customers to know more about your business and also contact you even when you are not online.
- Also, it increases your business sales output.
But web application allows users to interact with the system. And has the following features:
And they are easier to maintain
Again, web apps are scalable
Because they are browser-based, there is hardly any issue about system compatibility
You can access them 24 hours a day, 365 days a year across the internet.
And you can use either computer or mobile devices to access them.
Also they are cost effective.
Hence the major difference between website and web app is that the website provides content for consumption by users while users interact with web app in a more productive way.
12 Real Life Examples of Web Applications