Web-based, also known as browser-based, refers to software or applications that are accessed through a web browser, such as Google Chrome, Firefox, or Safari, instead of being installed locally on a device.
Web-based applications are hosted on a remote server and can be accessed through the internet from any device with a web browser and an internet connection, including desktops, laptops, smartphones, and tablets.
They offer several advantages over traditional desktop applications, such as:
- No installation required: Web-based applications do not require installation on the user's device, which simplifies the deployment process and eliminates compatibility issues.
- Platform independence: Since web-based applications are accessed through a web browser, they are platform-independent, which means they can be used on any device regardless of the operating system.
- Access from anywhere: Users can access web-based applications from anywhere in the world as long as they have an internet connection, making them ideal for remote workers and teams.
- Automatic updates: Web-based applications are usually updated automatically by the vendor, so users always have access to the latest features and security patches.