One day I was using an app on my phone to read some tech articles and it made me realize that this was something I used to do on my computer. I used to sit down at my desk, open my web browser and navigate to each individual website to read their articles, but now I have an app that categorizes everything and puts them all in one place. I spoke with a few friends and family who have smart phones and everyone said the same thing that apps have replaced some of the things they would normally have done using a web browser. So using my web browser I decided to do some research on this trend. My research led me to this article from wired. http://www.wired.com/magazine/2010/08/ff_webrip/all/1. If you don’t have the time or desire to read that article the author is pretty much saying that web browsers and websites will be no more because of the growth of apps.
If you have a smartphone take a minute to think about the apps that you use. You probably use the email app, the YouTube app, possibly the Facebook app. With those three apps at your fingertips at all times you probably have no reason to look at those three web pages in your web browser. Well here’s my opinion in all of this. I don’t see the web browser going anywhere anytime soon. Mobile apps are great but generally they are an interface for an existing website. Additionally many companies do not have a mobile app so there are no other options except for opening a web browser whether it is on your computer or mobile device. Speaking of companies there are plenty that have intranet site which is website that is only accessible from inside the network and requires a web browser to access. Sharepoint is a product developed by Microsoft and geared towards business that allows for the creation of websites where users can share and modify documents. So in my opinion the web is far from being dead and gone.
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