Web Based Applications Benefits
A web application or “web app” is a software program that runs on a web server. Unlike traditional desktop applications, which are launched by your operating system, web apps must be accessed through a web browser.
Web applications have a lot of advantages, for example, they don’t require installation and updating which saves a lot of administration work for large companies. They’re also good for users who have more than one computer, as all their data and preferred software is accessible on multiple devices. Since they run inside web browsers, developers do not need to develop web apps for multiple platforms. For example, a single application that runs in Chrome will work on both Windows and OS X.
The web applications are undoubtedly growing fast and this trend will continue in the next years. Apps that were impossible a few years ago such as browser-based audio editing software are now good enough for non-professional use. Email, collaboration and project management web apps are starting to replace desktop applications.
Source: flapps, oneworldhub.