Advantages of web application development

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Published: 29th October 2012
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Nowadays users spend most of the time online. They would like to spend time on social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, use e-mail, listen to music, read news, watch videos at YouTube, do the shopping at internet shops, order pizza and many other things. Everything mentioned above is done through web-interfaces. Modern web applications are incredibly popular at present. There are many advantages of Web Applications.
Web applications should be compatible with various platforms. At present there are many operational systems such as Windows, MacOS, Linux, etc. The developers of Ďclassicalí standalone applications waste much money and efforts to make their products cross platformed, i.e. being able to work under various operation systems. Any web application works well irrespective of the operating system preferred by the user. Of course, the question of using various browsers arises but itís much easier to make your site be displayed correctly in IE and Opera than make a program developed in C++ work under various OSs. Moreover, many new OSs are likely to appear in future.
The application is in one place. All the web application logic is situated on the server in contrast to standard common software where the application is located in usersí PCs. Since thereís only one working copy of the web application, it can be distributed much easier among users. All the user gets is a user interface, which is the only thing he needs for working. The user can reach the web application in any time from any place.
The user isnít the administrator. As a rule, if the user installs an application in his PC, he has to be responsible for administrating it. Since a web application is situated on the server, the user doesnít have to worry about it. And itís a big advantage. The web application developers are responsible for administrating.
Immediate update in case of releasing new versions. As soon as a new version of the web application is released, all the users get it at once as thereís only one copy of the application.
Web applications are light. The user doesnít have to download all the application into his computer in order to start working with it. Downloading only the necessary part for performing some specific task is enough. Due to this, web applications are not heavy, they are downloaded quickly and quickly respond to usersí commands.
Web applications are portable. Since the user doesnít install anything in the computer, he can work with the web application from any place in the world, sitting in the office, lying on the sofa, sunbathing in the Hawaii and in all cases it will work smoothly.
Web applications are simple and reliable. No problems with closed protocols and port numbers. If your firewall lets pass usual web pages (and which one doesnít?), you can browse any web application.
Web applications are safe. With traditional applications, the user has to store the data on their PC or laptops, which isnít safe at all. While using web applications, your databases are stored safely and backed-up every day.
Web applications can be accessed from everywhere. You can reach your database from any place. The user can trust access to the data to anyone and as many as he wants.
Web development is becoming more and more widespread and many software development companies providing web development services have appeared in the market. But one has to be careful about the quality of the services provided as it has great impact on the success of any business especially online business.

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