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What differentiates a web App from a mobile App

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In the year of growth and digital transformation of companies, we are left with the mobile app trends that cater to the simplification of the User Journey and the content-centric experience. We are left with the innovations that have turned apps into quality spaces, more specialised, more professional and easier to use for the user. We are left with all this because they are improvements that think about the importance of content and the end user.

how we missed them!

The role of web applications

Sometimes, we are so focused on the use of mobile phones that a large part of society is unaware of the existence of web applications. From a general point of view, they are anIT solution adjusted to our needs. However, this does not differentiate them from mobile devices. Neither their appearance, nor their possibilities. What really makes web Apps different is that they can be used through a browser.

what are their advantages?

Of all the possibilities and advantages offered by these tools, we would like to highlight the ones that companies are feeling the most closely:

  • They do not require installation, which means that we can access them at any time and place, as well as saving time and space.
  • Its power does not depend on a mobile device: Web applications can be very powerful regardless of the type of device we are using, as it depends on the server.
  • Can be located in the cloud. Any computer with internet access could make use of them just by accessing the cloud.
  • Easy to update: its content, for example, is updated automatically every time the user accesses the application. The web update is practically unnoticed by the user, but on the mobile application side, they will probably need to download it, authorise the process, etc. It is multiplatform.
  • It is multiplatform, no matter if you access from one software or another, nor the device. Any device can be used to access the App.

These are just some of the advantages for users, which is why more and more companies are turning to this type of IT solution.

Some examples of web applications

Imagine for a moment a computer tool to manage mailings to customers, which would be a Communication Web App. Or a technique for the employees of a certain company to clock in and out, so that absences and attendances would be automatically recorded. In fact, we could create web applications for anything you can think of, because in the world of technology and computing the possibilities are becoming increasingly wide-ranging.

Whatever problem you think of, surely, applications have an idea to provide a solution.

And you, are youmore into web Apps or mobile Apps?

It all depends on the purpose. Have you thought about what your objectives are with apps? From a web point of view, they are optimised versions of pages with aresponsive design.

It doesn't matter if you are planning to use a tablet, a mobile phone, a computer or any other device, and it doesn't matter because web Apps are usually compatible with all of them.

In reality, web Apps and mobile Apps belong to the same universe, although their advantages and disadvantages vary in one or the other scenario. Although the Tablet and the mobile phone may be two shared scenarios in both types of applications, the truth is that they are very different.

Despite the versatility of web applications, as we have discussed in the previous points, for now, they do not reach the performance offered by a native application. That is why we always recommend to our clients that if they want to offer a quality user experience, they should have their App for iOS, Android and web.

which one do you choose?

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