Developing with flexibility in mind
Web applications allow website visitors to submit and retrieve data over the internet using their preferred mobile device.
Instead of using a specific operating system as an environment for an application, web applications use a server to capture, store, process, transmit and manage user data for recurrent and immediate usage. This means that application users can keep the progress of their actions as the system points that user’s data to the server the application is being hosted on rather than depending on a specific operating system such as iOS or Android.
In effect, web applications relieve the need to develop a client for a specific type of computer or operating system, and instead allow the creation of a system that can be used on multiple devices. Form submissions, inquiries, shopping carts and content management systems are examples of the kind of functionality you’ll find in a web application.