What is a Web Application?
An application that resides on a server, usually connected to the internet and accessed by multiple surfers/users concurrently using a web browser like Internet Explorer.
What Are the practical differences between a desktop application and a Web Application?
A Desktop Application is accessed only by the local users group who are connected to the server or by remote users with a password. A Web Application is accessed by users from the whole world who have an internet access and a browser. This is useful for a variety of applications like: Order Entry, Catalog Price, Data collection and much more.
Can multiple users access a Web Application at the same time?
Yes. Just like Desktop Applications are designed for multiple users, so are Web Applications. For example, endless users can access an order entry system on the Internet.
What is behind Web Applications?
Usually a set of tables that collect the data entered by the users. These tables are updated by the application just as a Desktop Application is updating them. In fact most applications we do, have the same set of tables for the Web Application and the Desktop Application. This way there is no need for synchronization.
Is it more difficult to develop a Web Application than a Desktop Application?
It depends on many factors. Usually a Web Application requires more attention to unexpected behavior from an unskilled user, on the other hand a Desktop Application requires more user interface detailed programming. In general, a Web Application is somewhat more costly to develop.
Does a custom Web Application require development from scratch for my needs?
No. We have a set of routines which we use in our development. This cuts the time of development significantly.