Types of web applications

What is a web application?

It is a website that contains various pages with indeterminate content , either all of them or just some of them. The final information is displayed when the user requests the cyber page from the web server. These web apps are created in response to different problems and needs in the world of computing. Currently, those  built with Java are the most common, since this language allows you to develop apps and projects focused on different devices.


To identify web applications, they have certain characteristics:

  • They can be used without the need to download and install them , as they are hosted on a server and accessed through a browser.
  • Only one software development service is needed for all operating systems and devices .
  • They can be found in traditional search engines , but they are not in the app stores
  • It is possible to open them from any browser.


Some functionalities of this type of applications are:

  • Allow users to locate information quickly and easily on a website b.
  • It offers the ability to search for content, organize it and navigate it in a timely manner.
  • Collect, save and analyze information provided by visitors .
  • Stores form data from a database.
  • Update websites where content is constantly changing.

Types of web applications

There are several types of web applications , and each one is differentiated by its construction methods and the uses to which it is given.

Static web application

  • Mostly developed in HTML and CCS . Some are built with jQuery and Ajax.
  • They are the simplest and do not usually have changes, since doing so is quite complicated: the modifications are introduced by editing the HTML and must be uploaded again to the server.
  • The content is too limited and inflexible .
  • They usually include some animated objects such as banners, videos and GIFs.

Dynamic web application

  • They depend on databases to load information .
  • The content is updated every time a user accesses it.
  • Allows you to introduce various functionalities.
  • With the administrative panel, it is possible to make changes more easily.
  • They are more complex than the dynamics .
  • They are developed in languages ​​such as PHP, Java Script and ASP.
  • To update the information it is not necessary to access the server.
  • The content layout can be changed according to the administrator’s preferences.

E-commerce or virtual store

  • Designed to allow payment through different means (cards, transfers, PayPal, etc.)
  • They have a panel that makes it easy to update products , manage orders, modify data and view payment status.

Web portal application

  • It offers the user access to various resources and services on a topic in a more integrated and comfortable way .
  • You can have documents, online store, forums, etc.
  • The main page allows access to various sections or sections.
  • Also known as “portals”

Animated web application

  • Sites designed to display permanent information using moving elements such as menus or slides.
  • They used to use Flash in their creation , but now CDD and SVG are also used.
  • It is quite attractive for software development consulting firms and designers.
  • Does not allow SEO optimization .


Web application with content manager

  • It is developed with the aim of expanding and updating the information frequently .
  • You need to have a content management system (CMS).
  • They are quite easy to use .
  • Blogs and digital newspapers take advantage of this web application.
  • The administration uses the CMS for changes and updates.
  • Among the most famous managers are WordPress, Joomla and Drupal

Examples of web applications

Some of the most used web applications are:

WhatsApp Web

  • The famous messaging app already has a web version. Both platforms have the same operation: send messages, send documents and images, share stickers and any other activity.
  • Google
  • Google was one of the first to have its services on web pages and they adapt to the device on which they are viewed.
  • Microsoft Office Online
  • Allows users to access any Office program from the web.
  • amazon
  • Whether it is the mobile app or the web, the operation is the same.

Advantages of using web applications

Among the benefits of using this type of development are:

  • It is not necessary to update them from the device : While mobile apps must be updated directly from the app store, web applications are renewed once the administrator integrates the change .
  • Only one version : It is not necessary to build software development solutions for each operating system or device, one version is compatible for all .
  • Backup : Just having a backup is more than enough in case there is a problem.
  • Easy to use – no need to download anything. You only access the browser and view the application, as long as you have an internet connection .
  • Loyalty : since there are no differences between the mobile app and the web, users use them interchangeably. In the case of new visitors, they see that it is not essential to have the mobile app to use it.
  • Easier to maintain : Web applications are easier to maintain, since it is not necessary to make constant updates and you avoid investing in custom applications.

Sparkout Tech Solutions  and its relationship with web applications

Web applications have become one of the most in-demand technological developments. Due to this, we are constantly growing, knowing and working on technological trends and building ideal projects for our clients. In this way, we become the ideal technological ally.

Guest article written by: Glad you are reading this. I’m Yokesh Shankar, the COO at Sparkout Tech, one of the primary founders of a highly creative space. I’m more associated with digital transformation solutions for global issues. Nurturing in Fintech, Supply chain, AR VR solutions, Real estate, and other sectors vitalizing new-age technology, I see this space as a forum to share and seek information. Writing and reading give me more clarity about what I need.