Web applications are tools encoded in a language compatible with browsers, and allow users to perform different types of tasks within a website, executing only the browser.
The creation of applications is one of the tasks within web development, and it is the responsibility of the software engineering area.
There are different types of web applications, and they are developed to fulfill particular tasks.
Six types of applications
This rating is based on how web applications present the content they project on the site. Among them, we distinguish:
- Static web application
This type of application is regularly used in the preparation of professional portfolios, digital resumes, contact details, among others.
Static applications show little information and do not usually have many changes; they are generally developed in HTML and CCS.
- Dynamic web application
These use databases to load the information, and the contents are updated every time the user enters the application.
There are many programming languages with which these web applications are developed, but the most common are PHP and ASP.
- Virtual store
This type of application works like e-commerce for online stores.
These stores execute electronic payments and manage management panels that allow the administrator to upload products, update prices, inventories, manage orders, and payments.
- Portal web app
They are the type of applications that allow access to other areas such as forums, chats, email, search engines, registration areas, etc.
Its main objective is to help users find what they are looking for without leaving the portal, encouraging them to use it continuously.
- Animated web app
This type of programming allows projecting content with animations, using flash technology, and is one of the technologies most used by designers.
The drawback of animated web applications is that search engines cannot adequately process this type of content, so for SEO, this system is not very effective.
- Content management
These applications are developed on sites where the content must be continuously updated. A content manager (CMS) is used through which the administrator or the editors can make changes to the information.