Web applications are software programs accessed and used through a web browser. They are designed to run on a web server and can be accessed from any device with an internet connection. They are also known as cloud-based applications or online applications.
Examples of web applications include:
- E-commerce platforms such as Amazon, Etsy, and Shopify.
- Social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
- Email services such as Gmail, Outlook, and Yahoo.
- Online project management tools such as Trello, Asana, and Basecamp.
- Online storage and collaboration tools such as Google Drive and Dropbox.
Users prefer web applications as they can be accessed from any device with an internet connection and are typically accessible from any location. Developers also prefer them as they can be developed and deployed quickly and easily. They also can take advantage of the scalability and reliability of cloud-based services.
However, web applications can be slower to load and perform specific tasks than desktop applications and may be less responsive than native mobile apps. They also require an internet connection to work and can be less secure than traditional desktop software, as they are vulnerable to hacking and data breaches.
Also, See: Enterprise Applications