Web applications, web apps, progressive web apps and PWA became a new mainstream in the software development within the last few years.
The common meaning of the term is “Any software that runs in a web browser” (see definition on TechTerms). Right. And we tend to forget about “browser” and see web apps in one line with other applications running on our mobiles and desktops.
As a result , the developers will create web apps that shall be run, supported and sold like native apps, and the users will finally see no difference between. A lot of native apps are expected to be delivered to the web. Therefore, web and browsers will be continuously improved to support this trend.
Actually, the above-mentioned definition of the web app is not complete and suitable only for very simple cases. It leaves the server-side block completely backstage. The Server-side is not just an addressable place from where a web app is loaded down. It also a data storage (database) and collection of executable scripts or even high-performance native applications to run on a server. Most of modern web apps cannot operate and even cannot exist without this.
Such complexity can be observed, in comparison with native applications for which a single programming language is enough to build-up an application, requiring more specific developers, such as front-end and back-end, or full-stack geniuses can be used as a solution. As a result, migration of your mobile application to the web will require substantially more efforts, time and money than you have expected before.
In Aplextor we revise and improve the concept of the web app to avoid this complexity and to make web app programming process more simple, quicker and cheaper. Aplextor technology allows forgetting about browsers, servers, databases, markup, styles and protocols and focusing on building of the app using a single programming language (select any you like), a set of reusable frameworks, development patterns, like Model-View-Controller, and graphics interface builder.