What is Web Application?

A web application is an app version that runs on the browsers like Google Chrome. The program runs on a web server, rather than on the PC, or local server for traditional applications.

Web applications have become an essential component of business in Malaysia. By using web applications, businesses can now develop and become simpler, and achieve their objectives much faster. These applications can help target numerous clients and customers at a time. Organizations are rapidly embracing this aspect of the internet by creating web applications with the help of developers to meet their business demands.

How does it work?

Web apps are made up of two parts—the front end and the back end—that are constantly working together to perform all necessary actions and deliver all desired results.

Web Application Architecture

A web app functions just like a restaurant

So, as all customer requests are handled by the waiters of a restaurant, a web app’s front end handles all user interactions and requests. In a restaurant you will be interacting with a waiter, whereas with a web app you will be interacting with buttons, text boxes, or other controls.

When an order is placed by a customer, that order is sent to the back-of-the-house so the desired dish can be prepared. As you can see in the figure below, when a user makes a request in a web app, that request is sent to the application’s back end to be handled accordingly.

But, How does it differ with a Website? 😃

Website is delivering information that you can read.

But at the same time, when a website has facility for visitor to register and log in, use a tool, upload a picture, search for information (like Google), create your own profile, or upload a file, or do use website for a business activity, then it is called ‘web application’

Benefits of web application

We live in an era where digital transformation is a highly focused and invested area.

Monday, 22 Feb 2021

“Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) : Malaysia all set for digital transformation”


Digital transformation is all about improving customer experience and web apps play a vital role in this transformation. Develop web applications for your business operations to simplify the process and to increase customer experience.

Some of the industry using web app for their primary digital transformation: