An "ordinary" website, as there are so many, merely conveys information. Apart from clicking on links and reading information in text, video or photo, there is little interaction. For this, it is advisable to use a proven CMS technology, some well-known examples of which are Wordpress or Drupal. 

Think of the website of a car manufacturer. Glitzy pages with lots of photos and videos: that is the product of a typical website solution.

Web app

Web applications are solutions to specific problems. They are often implementations of specific actions, which can be very diverse. Web applications also often contain a lot of interaction. Instead of "I am putting a page online", a web application allows a user to perform specific or complicated actions, via a very user-friendly interface. Facebook or Whatsapp? Right, those are web apps. 

Now think back to that car manufacturer's website: the page that allows you to configure your car yourself is a great example of a web application.

The advantages of a web application

A web application lets you perform actions that you used to have to install a separate desktop application for. Because this application simply works in your browser, it offers you a number of fundamental advantages:

  • You no longer have to install or update separate software, you always have the best and latest version available.
  • Your data is stored in an online database (Cloud) so you don't have to worry about backups or loss of data.
  • You can always visit a web application from any device, anywhere in the world

Example of a web app

A good example of such a unique interaction is the application we made for the publisher VanIn. Through the TypTop application, students learn dactylo. The application generates unique exercises and allows students to practise in real time and score points in different ways.

Found an answer?

Now that you know the answer, you may need further advice.