Often when a person starts exploring more about the topic, mobile app development, he comes across this term known as web application development. But what in the heavenâ€™s sake is web application development? Like if we see it in this way doesnâ€™t it contradict that applications are always on mobile, then how come web application development.
So, letâ€™s dig a little deeper and know what is mobile app development as well as web application development.
Mobile Application Development
Mobile application development is the process of creating software applications that can run on a mobile device. A typical mobile application also utilizes a network connection to work with remote computing resources. So, in a simpler language mobile application development is nothing but making installable software and implementing backend process connecting them to the server.
There are various device platforms on which an app can be made. One is the iOS platform from apple and the other one is the Android from Google. And Various development tools are there for developing apps. Flutter, Dart, Xamarin and more.
Web Application Development
And as far as the database is required, MySQL or MongoDB can be used to store data in web application development.
Some of the famous examples for web applications are.
Flipkart lite â€“ Recently flipkart updated their mobile site to a progressive web app called flipkart lite.
Twitter lite â€“ Even twitter in 2017, came with their progressive web all called Twitter Lite.
So, this is the main difference between a mobile application and a web application.