So, if you are one of those people trying to figure out what in the world is web application and why don’t people just call it website, keep reading.
You see, an application is said to be a functional software that can take input from the user and generate output. Many of us have seen windows media player, right? It can take an audio/video files as inputs and play that file for us which is the output.
In the web there are websites. It is usually of two kinds. Some are not capable of taking user input; like a blog. It only shows information. But there are other websites that continuously take input from the users and generate output. I’m sure we have all seen Facebook, right? It can take the texts you write to update your status as input and show it to your friends by publishing that status which happens to be the output.
These websites that have input/output functionality are web applications. Now you won’t be looked down upon by some online nerd who takes pride in mentioning the term web app and acts high and mighty.
Web Apps can help you save your time and money, heres how:
So, think about a university. If the registration process would be done on paper it would take a huge amount of time and a lot of money. On top of that, all the students wouldn’t be able to submit their registration form simultaneously. On the other hand, a web application can provide a lot cheaper, faster and a lot more efficient alternative.
Most of the official processes are done online nowadays. Surely it makes sense to use a single web application instead of one hundred reams of paper, right?
Think about an e-shop. It does not have to buy a humungous storing facility. It only receives orders from people online and delivers the product. As a result, all the millions that were spent on storing facilities are no longer required. So, the business can grow a lot faster.
We can talk about how web apps are helping us save time and money all night and still it wouldn’t be enough.
Our era is dominated by web applications. Youtube, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, you can’t even count them all.
I hope this article was helpful for you. Thank you for reading it. I will try to publish more useful contents like this one in the future. Stay tuned.