It seems these days every business is moving towards web apps for servicing or selling their products. There is a good reason – web apps are the future. Their development continues to grow over desktops apps, and experts predict they will experience even more increases in the years to come. So here are six reasons to consider when deciding whether to develop desktop or web apps.
1. Web apps are easily accessible
Web apps can typically be accessed from anywhere. More importantly, if your web application serves the same purpose as a desktop app, that access is also available to your users for all their devices. Plus, WiFi is almost everywhere, with every establishment offering it. So, your users can always connect to your web application.
2. Cost-efficient for users
Compared to desktop apps, your users won’t have to worry about system requirements or updates. It’s also cost-efficient for your users because they save time, no downloading, and waiting for updates or expenses for purchasing upgrades.
3. System requirements are a non-issue
Your users won’t have to rely on a desktop or laptop to use your app; any mobile device works perfectly. And system requirements are entirely unimportant. With automatic updates, all they need is a reliable internet connection to stay in the latest version.
4. Web Apps cost less to develop
While both desktop and web applications require extended time to develop, web apps can still cost less in the long run. Your business won’t need to invest in significant periodic updates, and the hassle of meeting system requirements in your development and updates is a thing of the past.
5. More cost-efficient
Web apps are often sold with a subscription for payment. If your web application is needed for only specific projects or a limited amount of time, it will still appeal to users who will pay to use it for the time required. Users altogether avoid investing in expensive desktop applications to be used once or twice and then never again.
6. Security in the cloud
Information stored in the cloud is safer than on a desktop. Desktops can crash or break and lose everything on them, including their software. Web-based apps are better for your users because they can be accessed without the need for downloading or installing anything.
Web applications allow your users access from anywhere there’s the internet, and they’re more cost-efficient to develop. If you’re interested in learning more, contact Blake Patterson at 502.907.6593