6 Types of Web Application

6 Types of Web Application

by Nicolas Chevillard on 24/06/2022

Updated at 5/10/2022


In recent years, web applications have become much more common than downloadable software. You can access them at any time, with any device as long as you have an internet connection and access to it. 

However, it is true that the term web application remains very broad, which is why in this article we will explain the 6 types of web applications that exist.





DEFINITION

What is a web application?


A web application is application software hosted on a remote server which is accessible via a web browser. It allows you to perform specific tasks for a user. However, for traditional software, a user of a web application is not obliged to install it on the machine, everything is done on a search engine. You simply have to connect to this web application using a browser access having similar functions as software installed on your computer. Indeed, the technologies used to develop these web applications are similar to those used in the creation of websites. 


Types of web applications

  • Static web application
  • Dynamic web application
  • Application web e-commerce
  • Portal web application
  • Web application with content manager
  • Animated web app

1 - Static Web Application:

A static web application displays little information and generally does not change much, indeed these web applications are displayed for the user, exactly as they are registered on the server. They are generally developed in HTML and CSS language in addition, animations, videos can be displayed somewhere in the application.


On the other hand, it is not easy to modify the content of static applications. To do this, it is necessary to edit the HTML and update it on the server. These changes will normally be the responsibility of the webmaster or development company that programmed the design of the web application. In addition, these lack flexibility and offer little or no interaction for the user, static web applications are generally for informational purposes.


Nevertheless, these static web applications turn out to be complex to modify their contents. Modification of the contents requires editing the HTML and making updates on the server. In addition, to make these changes, you have to go through your webmaster or the development company who has programmed your web application. This is why we go directly to dynamic web applications.

2 - Dynamic web application

As far as dynamic web applications are concerned, these are much more technically complex since they use databases to be able to load different information. Moreover, the contents of these dynamic web applications are updated each time the user accesses the web application. For the programming of these different dynamic web applications, the most common programming languages are PHP and ASP since they allow a good structuring of the content.

But dynamic web applications have an advantage over static web applications since the design of dynamic web applications can also be modified to suit the administrator. Dynamic web applications also offer users a lot of information based on user interaction and change continuously.

Example :

  • Booking
  • TripAdvisor

3 - Application web e-commerce

You surely know this kind of application if you have already ordered something on the internet, they are part of e-commerce. These kinds of web applications are generally called online stores. 

The most important in this kind of web application is to include electronic payments with credit cards or other options such as Paypal for example. This is why the developer must create a management panel for the administrator so that he can manage the stocks of these products, see the sales, etc…

This is why we advise you to entrust the development of this kind of web application to expert development agencies in this field such as Oshara which stands for being the best web marketing agency to avoid any security failure.

Thanks to this, the products will also be downloaded, updated or deleted but also you will have the management of the various orders and payments.

Example :

  • Amazon
  • E-bay
  • Jumia

4 - Portal web application

The portal web application concerns websites or services that offer a wide range of resources or services such as; sending mail, a forum or a search engine.In this kind of web application, the home page provides access to different sections, categories or headings. 

You should see portal web applications as a bridge that provides access to different information on the internet. Portal web applications provide a consistent look and feel with access to control and procedures for multiple applications and databases. 

Example :

Google

Yahoo

5 - Web application with content manager

Generally these web applications are paid or available in Open source. Web applications that offer content management are called CMS (Content Management System), these allow you to manage all the content of a website, whether textual, visual or sound elements. Web applications with content managers can also allow you to manage elements related to ergonomics, layout or even web design. 

The advantage of this solution is that these web applications are intuitive and very easy to manage.

Example :

  • WordPress
  • Joomla
  • Drupal

6 - Animated web app 

Animated web applications are generally developed using FLASH technology. This is complex for someone who is not an expert in the field, but this solution will allow you to have a fully animated web application. These animated web applications are the most modern and will allow you to add movement to your web application in order to stand out from the competition. 




We hope the information above helped you decide whether what you need for your business is a web application or not. If you would like to know more about the subject or have a web application developed that would correspond to your project, do not hesitate to consult this service page or simply contact us for the development of a web application and personalized support at your needs and your budget. 

We are a web development agency specialized in web development and we have been helping entrepreneurs and companies for more than 10 years to succeed in their digital transformation and to succeed in the projects they undertake. 

While waiting for the next column, if you have any questions, call us . 

See you soon 



Nicolas Chevillard

Nicolas is a marketing assistant for Oshara Inc. He is passionate about digital and loves creating content on the theme of marketing and technology to teach you more!

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