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Discussion on: Does your website really need to be larger than Windows 95?

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No, you won't need a browser for a good desktop application. But it could communicate over HTTP(S) if you feel like it.

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Mihail Malo

You need a version of your application in the browser anyway, otherwise how will people start deriving value from your application and want to install it?

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tux0r Author

Good question. How does Photoshop sell so well? It has no browser version.

Just make good software.

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Mihail Malo

Perhaps because it's software for professionals(1), for deep work(2), that is clientside resource-limited(3), with a decades long legacy of brand recognition(4) from before anything resembling the modern web, with legacy native code on multiple platforms(5) by a company that has 4 gorillion senior programmers(6) and whose core business is clientside software and not another service(7).

Thunk

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tux0r Author

And you have the chance to make a new one. Don't waste it on the web.