What are web apps?

by Gangsterpart 13 replies
Are gmail, Wordpress considered to be web apps ? What languages do you use to build them ?
#programming #apps #web
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  • Profile picture of the author dburk
    Hi Gangsterpart,

    Any online service or application that you access from a web browser is considered a web app, even a basic website is considered a web app,

    If the application is installed and runs on your local device then is is considered a native app.

    Web apps all use HTML and usually some JavaScript for the client side and can use many different languages on the server-side coding. Common server-side languages are ASP.NET, PHP, C#, Perl, PHP, Python, JavaScript, Java, and so on...

    Hope that clears it up for you.

    Don Burk
  • Profile picture of the author dburk
    Examples of web apps:
  • Profile picture of the author charlottegg
    facebook.canva,youtube,gmail,outlook,wayfair,wordp ress
  • Profile picture of the author zorbee
    In computing, a web application or web app is a client–server software application in which the client (or user interface) runs in a web browser.

    A web browser is the first tier (presentation), an engine using some dynamic Web content technology (such as ASP, CGI, ColdFusion, Dart, JSP/Java, Node.js, PHP, Python or Ruby on Rails) is the middle tier (application logic), and a database is the third tier (storage).
  • Profile picture of the author PromoA
    Unless it is not a static HTML - it is webapp. Currently almost any site can be considered as webapp.
  • Profile picture of the author Harjot Singh
    A Web application (Web app) is an application program that is stored on a remote server and delivered over the Internet through a browser interface. Web services are Web apps by definition and many, although not all, websites contain Web apps. http://technotronicsllp.com/
  • Profile picture of the author Martin smith
    Gmail, Facebook, YouTube,Outlook, Wordpress these are the some of the Web apps..
  • Profile picture of the author JennyTod
    A mobile website is just like any other – it uses HTML pages that can be accessed with any browser. However, while a usual website is built for viewing on a desktop, first of all, a mobile site is specially designed to appear on smaller screens like mobile phones and tablets.

    A responsive site has a special design based on CSS media queries. It allows website’s content to fit into any type of screen both 17’ laptop or 3’ phone. Those queries nonetheless have few imperfections: not only they require more developer’s work and attention but also such website most probably would download slower.

    By the way, you shouldn’t muddle up responsive and adaptive websites. The last one also works well on smaller screens but they are not versatile. Actually, adaptive websites work with certain screen parameters. It is hard to predict all the possible combinations so a responsive website can be a better decision.

    One more popular question: why do you need that responsive website at all? Well, did you know that quantity of mobile phone users is going to increase worldwide from 4.01 in 2013 to 5.07 billion in 2019? (see picture below). In 2016 almost 63% of the Earth’ population already owned a mobile phone. During next years this amount will grow in particular thanks to China and India.
  • Profile picture of the author Vineeta
    A web-based application is any program that is accessed over a network connection using HTTP, rather than existing within a device's memory.
  • Profile picture of the author siwars
    How can I implement google hangouts group on my page made in WordPress?

    I am want a group conversation chat by voice and I know this can work in an application made maybe in node.js, react.js

    example: free4talk.com

    but I begin to doubt if it is possible with wordpress.

    And I also do not understand how the google hangouts API works if it was closed for developers.



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