standalone application vs web application
- December 11, 2021
When you are building a product, you can have standalone apps that do all the work for you and then also build a web application for you. The key is that you create the web application and then make sure you have the functionality built into that. For example, you can have a standalone version of your web application that has all the functionality of your web application if you are just looking to build a few pages for your site.
I prefer to consider a web application to be a standalone application that does everything you would like it to do. This means that you can make the additional functionality for your web app optional or do it yourself. For example, I have a website where I can add a link to a mobile app that does all the work and then I also have a mobile app where I can have an email subscription mechanism that is just a sidebar.
The key difference between standalone application and web application is that web applications are generally easier to deploy. With a standalone application, you have to buy the hosting server and make sure your application is setup to support the database and other server requirements. And you generally can’t have different versions of your application in production. If you want to host your whole website on one server, that’s fine, but if you only would like to host a few pages for your site, creating an application is easier.
The reason why standalone applications are easier to deploy is because they are typically more cost effective than web applications. The fact that they are also easier to deploy is a benefit for developers who want to make their applications easier to deploy.
I personally like the idea of having my applications hosted on a single machine for a few reasons. The first is that there is less downtime when you change or update your application. Imagine that having to manually log in to your online banking site every time you wanted to update your balance.
The second reason for the single machine deployment is that if you have multiple applications in the mix that you want to deploy to different hosts, you can just change the hostname of an application and it would update automatically. You can also have the hostname of an application be its application name so if you have an application called “MyApplication” and you change the hostname to “MyApplication” then the “MyApplication” would update automatically.
The other major advantages of a standalone application are that it should install into any host you want. On the other hand, if you have multiple applications in your server you can simply deploy each one and it would update automatically.
Both of these applications could use a web-based connection (with a connection string that maps to a URL). It’s also possible to have a standalone application run as a web application that you have an instance of, or you could just have your computer host multiple applications that you can run in their own folder on your computer.
The way I see it, it depends on what you’re looking for. A web application might have more features, but it’s more likely to be harder to maintain and it would need to be updated more frequently. On the other hand, a standalone application might be more flexible and easier to update, but it could be more difficult to manage since you would need to create an account for each application and all of them would need to be on the same server.
I use my own standalone applications on computers I don’t maintain, so I wouldn’t worry about it being the same as web applications. They aren’t designed to be maintained though, and it might be difficult to keep them updated or to keep them up to date.