What is a Web Application?

What is a Web Application?

Web Application Development is a very hot topic nowadays. Almost all web portals and applications use a form of web application technology. Unbeknownst to many, you may even be using it daily.

To put it simply, a Web Application is basically similar to a website. However, it has more differences than similarities.

What is a website?

A website is simply a page, or a collection of static web-pages, usually linked together. Nowadays, it is used as a social-proof of a business, brand or person. It allows people to gain information from looking at the contents of your website.

Examples of a website

So why do I need a website?

A website serves multiple purposes, such as:

  • A social-proof of your brand, business or company.
  • As a landing page for a digital marketing campaign
  • To showcase your products and services, allowing people to browse and look through.
  • Increase customer support.
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Enchant’s Very own website is an example of a website. ??

What is a web application?

Now, here is where things get confusing. A web application may also contain all the features of a website. One distinctive feature that draws them apart, is that a web application enables you to add functionalities to a website and to make it more dynamic. It allows you to interact with it; For example, User Management where you can add, edit and delete a user.

A web application also works like software, just that it can be accessed via the internet, like how you would search for websites.

A web application allows your visitors to perform multiple tasks, such as:

  • Restricting content to users: Only logged in users can view certain contents
  • Forums
  • E-Commerce websites

As you can see, a web application adds functionalities and dynamics to a static website. It works just like a software or a mobile application. It serves many purposes, instead of only serving information content.

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A screenshot of the dashboard of popular CRM, SalesForce.

Examples of a web application

  • Salesforce CRM
  • Facebook
  • Google Docs
  • Human Resource Management System (HRMS)
  • Company’s Leave Management System

Why develop a Web Application?

Web applications are a crucial tool and sometimes, a backbone for a company or organization’s success. It helps manage daily tasks such as Leave Management or Enterprise Resource Planning. Web Applications are rapidly replacing software in recent years, as companies are gearing up to increase the portability of their enterprise software and applications.

If you have not realized yet, most companies’ Employee System is hosted as a web application, meaning that all you have to do to access such systems is to type in a URL on your web browser. You can also access it via your mobile phone’s browser.

In summary, web applications are:

  • Fast
  • Portable – able to use them on any device that is capable of web browsing
  • Lightweight – Doesn’t consume much of your device’s resources
  • Easily scalable – Add or remove features easily.
  • Faster development – As compared to a software
  • Ability to convert into a mobile application
  • More affordable to develop – Compared to a software

Online Portal Development in Singapore

Online Portals are basically a layman term for Web Application. Want to build your next Custom Management Portal? Look no further as we got you covered!

Being in the market for close to 4 years, Enchant has served hundreds of clients, many being Web Application projects. We have drawn the likes of many Multi-national companies, NGOs and Governmental Agencies such as the Ministry of Education of Singapore.

There are many forms of web applications such as

  • Customer Relation Management (CRM)
  • Human Resource Management System (HRMS)
  • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
  • Content Management System (CMS)
  • Learning Management System (LMS)
  • Course Management System (CoMS)
  • Condominium Management System
  • Facilities Booking System
  • Invoicing System
  • …And many more.

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