A Beginners Guide to App Development

Web app development allows web-based projects the ability to act and perform in the same way as a mobile app. Web apps engage users by prioritizing responsive interactions but can still be delivered over the internet via a network.

Web app development can be described as the cool little brother to web development. Web development is the reason you are here, but web application development is how this page was created.

Both are important. However, knowing the difference can help you to understand web app development and whether it is a good idea for your business.

What is a web application?

A web app is an interactive application that uses web development technologies and users can access it from their browser.

Web apps use the standard front-end and backend web development technologies. Web apps can be thought to be closely related to websites. Web app development and web design share many similarities.

For example, web developers use JavaScript and CSS on the front-end. Similar server-side languages may be used to create web apps on the back-end.

Web apps can be used on any device, but in a different way than traditional websites.

What is the difference between a Web app and a Website?

Web apps are interactive, whereas websites’ primary purpose is to provide information.

It is a bit difficult to distinguish one from another, but once you begin to recognize the differences you will see why it matters.

Learning a little bit about mobile development is a great way to learn about web app development. Do you know what is the difference between hybrid and native apps?

Native applications are apps specifically designed for mobile platforms. Developers must use native technologies to access them, such as the Swift programming languages for iOS or the Java programming languages for Android.

Native apps have the disadvantage that native developers must create different apps for different platforms. Each app will need a different codebase and language.

Hybrid apps provide a solution for quicker development. Hybrid apps combine native and web technologies, allowing them to be multi-platform compatible.

Web apps can be neither of these. Web app developers only make use of web technologies. Web applications, however, place a lot of emphasis on user interaction. It’s not like a website.

Users may scroll or click on traditional websites to access more information. They may also enter their email address and other personal information in order to make an online purchase.

Adam Hansen

Adam is a part time journalist, entrepreneur, investor and father.