The world of software is constantly evolving and changing. Just a few years ago desktops and laptops have been the main devices all the web solutions were developed for. It’s quite a bit different today, though. Web applications are gradually taking place of the old-fashioned desktop applications.
Why? Because they are universal for all the devices, they are cloud-based and generally more user-friendly. Some might say, browser-based web applications already start losing to mobile ones with many casual users.
But the truth is, web apps are alive and the demand for them is quickly increasing. If you consider outsourcing web application development for your business, you are probably aware that there are 2 general ways web applications can be built: they can be designed as either multi-page applications (MPA) or single-page applications (SPA). And, like all the things in life, both design types have their own advantages and disadvantages.
Some important decisions need to be made before you begin implementing your ideas. To decide what app model suits your business best, you should always consider the content your customers appreciate, because without it presented properly you just won’t attract your clients to use the app.
Hence the essential questions are: what content you want to promote to your target audience and what your users are concerned about.
As I noted above, both SPA and MPA have their own advantages and disadvantages. Let’s try to clear the difference between the 2 types and try to find the right web development solution for your business.
A single-page application is an app working inside a browser and not requiring page reloading when being used. Some of them are used by millions and billions of users every day without even noticing it. GitHub, Gmail, Google Maps, Facebook are the most remarkable examples.
However, you can successfully use React, too. The biggest advantage of React is accessibility. React is pretty easy to use. Basically, any developer familiar with HTML can create React-based applications.
Another perk is the opportunity to create web and mobile applications using the same technology stack. We use React with Redux library, which lets developers establish a good foundation and build complex, but high-scalable web solutions.
Learn more about Single-page and multi-page applications.
Also, here you can find React documentation.