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Single Page Applications and the Future

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March 3 , 2021 Posted by Admin

Web apps are everywhere now. Everybody under the sun has created one or is working on it. And it is no big mystery why. An app for your business can reach the customer better when needed. It also provides the customer with availability along with a permanent place on their phones. This allows for your app to be front and center of the customer’s routine.

Nowadays everyone has their app; from fast-food joints like McDonald’s and cafés like Starbucks to fashion brands like Louis Vuitton and sports apparel like Adidas. And of course, there are the usual suspects like Amazon, eBay, Ubereats, and DoorDash. And let’s not forget who we cannot live without – the social media; Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Twitter.

One example of the popular technology right now in development is the ‘Single Page App Development’. 

Single-Page?

Single-Page?

A single page application could be a mobile app or website or both, which can be accessed and used by the user without opening and loading entire web pages like on a browser, but it just dynamically rewrites data for the current web page with relevant data.

So a single page application is just a website with one single page on HTML. To move around or go to different sections of the website the user has to scroll up and down or jump to that section with a link of that section design and inserted near the top or on the side as a navigation tool.

This approach in digital design allows the content on every page being opened to be created dynamically with JavaScript handling the current page’s DOM elements. Unlike the approach of loading new HTML pages every time the user clicks on a different page or in the conventional sense. This does away with the method of what is called ‘indexing’.

How Does it Work?

How Does it Work?

A single page app works in the background of the browser that the user is working on., hence it works in the background to deliver the content of the page on the same layout from the homepage. this does not require every page to load up separately on a click, eliminating that tedious wait time that a user stared at a blank screen. Also, it allows the user to go back and forth from one section to another without losing information. 

For example, in the case of simple data entry like a contact form the user would no longer have to refill it in case they went to a different page and come back. We all remember those forms, particularly when signing up for an email account. In this case, you can go forward and then come back losing any data you entered in the process.

The framework and general layout stay the same throughout the website or app with only the user-relevant content and interactive links changing with the page, without reloading what is constant throughout the forum. This means for the user it looks like a single page that’s changing on command, hence aptly named – Single Page.

Single Page Giants

Single Page Giants

Single page apps are now widely known for their characteristics of being a simple and efficient marketing tool as well as a marketplace access point. To look to the future companies opt for single page app development services for their customer go-to experience to simplify matters at the users’ end. 

Single page applications are already being used by quite a few big names in the game since they are very effective in providing the user with a smooth and engaging experience. 

Companies such as Google Maps, Gmail, Netflix, Airbnb, PayPal, GitHub,  and Pinterest are some of the renowned names that already provide their services on a single page app to create a more accessible and fluid user experience. And since it works in the background of a browser, one of the most useful examples is Facebook. 

One of the first things brands do especially for huge corporations is to get the advice of a single page application development company, to push the branding with the apps on to the phones and computer screens of the consumer.

Conclusions

For dynamic platforms single page applications are the optimal choice since they have a very small amount of data to manipulate and for the user to handle. The data required for the app to work with is just the right fit to be handled as such, as opposed to the hefty content management done on an otherwise conventional website.

In the grand scheme of things, the future of mobile apps will be further through single page apps, with the foundation of web development getting renovated in that spirit.

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