How can we differentiate between web apps and websites?
Web apps is a new term that confuses people like me who have less knowledge of the computing world. When for example over Chrome Web-store, we access an app, we find that we are redirected to a website. So how can we differentiate between websites and web apps?
A web app is a programmed function that operates within the framework of a website. One web site can utilize numerous apps.
At one time, websites were just a collection of static pages, or "documents", that were always exactly the same for everyone who visited.
Then we started making web pages work more like "programs", allowing them to interact with the visitor and change what is displayed in a page based on what the visitor wanted. An app can be included in one page, or parts of it can reside in numerous pages. Or, to make things even more interesting, two or more apps can even live on the same page. No wonder it's confusing.
This has been around since the 1990's, but we didn't start referring to them as "apps" until the term became popular with increasing use of smart phones.
I'd say that a website is defined by its content whereas web application is defined by its interaction with the user. In a layman language we can say that website can plausibly consist of a static content repository that's dealt out to all visitors, while a web application depends on interaction and requires programmatic user input and data processing.
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