What is a Web Application?
A web application is software suite which is designed to be accessed using a web browser.
Whereas a web page is designed primarily to display static content, a web application is built for interaction.
For example, if you access your email inbox through your web browser (instead of through a stand-alone email software application), then you are using a web application.
There are several advantages to using a web application over more traditional software:
- Accessibility: Web applications can be accessed from any device with an internet connection, making them more convenient to use.
- Automatic updates: Web applications are updated automatically, ensuring that users always have the latest version.
- Cost-effective: Web applications are generally cheaper to develop and maintain than traditional software, making them a cost-effective option for businesses.
- Scalability: Web applications can be easily scaled to meet the needs of a growing user base.
- Platform-independent: Web applications can run on any operating system or device, making them more versatile than traditional software.
- Data Backup: Web applications are hosted on servers which are backed up regularly. So, data is less likely to be lost in case of any failure.
- Multi-user: Web applications can be accessed by multiple users simultaneously, making it easy for teams to collaborate.
Our MIDAS room booking and resource scheduling software is an example of a "web application". Users access a MIDAS booking system using their web browsers.
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