Apps or applications are programs or software designed to work over the internet and focused on a single task, generally. Preference for web applications has seen an uptrend thanks to the increasing use of tablets and smartphones as devices to connect to the internet!
Web applications, contrary to computer software, work from any device, regardless of whether the device is a desktop, laptop or a mobile. All that's required is a web browser and internet connectivity! The type of OS that the device runs on, doesn't matter anymore!
Since Web apps run from a browser and don't reside on a computer, they are much safer than desktop software which are prone to viruses, malware and spyware.
Web apps can update themselves automatically, so there’s no need for you to manually upgrade it nor go through a long installation process. Whenever you use it, it will be the latest one with all the new features and improvements. No maintenance or updation required at the user-end!
Due to the reduced need for support and maintenance, web applications prove to be more cost-effective than similar traditional desktop software.
Unlike a desktop application, a web application frees up access to your data. So you can access your data (which is now stored online) from any web browser on any device connected to the internet. This allows you to widen access to your data for your users (customers, suppliers and third parties).