Websites and Web Apps. What’s the difference? They are both accessed through a browser using the internet, so aren’t they the same thing? The answer is a bit more complicated than you might think. Understanding the difference can be vital to your business; you need to decide which option will be most beneficial to you. So let’s break it down into a few different areas.
Combining Websites and Web Apps
There is almost always overlap in these two types of web displays. If a web app has a dozen static pages can it really be considered a pure web app? Likewise if a website includes a contact form, or the ability to comment on a blog post, or even a little Google maps widget to find their location, can it really be considered strictly a website? At the end of the day it all comes down to balance. What is there more of and what is the purpose? Interactivity or static content?
When you are thinking about developing your own website or web app the purpose of it is important to consider. A website is possible to build on your own with services like WordPress, but if your vision includes engaging the user in your content, or developing a web hosted task management system for your employees, a web app is the direction you’ll want to take and you’ll want to consider how feasible it is for you to create it yourself. You’ll need to decide if you or your employees have the time and talent it takes to create a complex system, or whether you should hire a third party to help (Don’t worry we have a nifty guide to help you through that decision).
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