The traditional desktop applications have been replaced by web applications. The web application is now advanced and makes use of Single Page Applications (SPAs) rather than multiple-page applications (MPA s).
Well, if you are not informed about the Single Page Applications or SPA s then this article gives you an insight into the same.
If developed properly, you can make use of Single Page Applications (SPAs) to the maximum advantage to meet your business requirements.
What are Single Page Applications?
Single Page Applications are the ones that do not reload the entire page so that the user does not have to wait till the page reloads. It enhances the user experience as well as user engagement with your business application.
Some of the most common single-page applications include Gmail, Google Maps, Facebook, Twitter, Google Drive, etc.
Benefits and Pitfalls of Single Page Applications
Like two sides of a coin, Single Page Applications also have many benefits and pitfalls. Let’s go through some of them :
Single Page Applications are super quick when compared to the traditional page reloading mechanisms. It has been found that if it takes more than two seconds for a web page to reload, then it impacts the business adversely.
Single Page applications improve your business website’s user engagement and user experience to a higher level. It makes them more interactive and thus retains your customers.
Single Page Applications have caching capabilities. So that they can cache any local data effectively. It sends a single request to the server and thus uses the entire data required without requesting every single time a response is made.
SPAs are adaptive in any kind of browser, maybe for computers, mobile phones, or tablets.
Pitfalls of SPA
SEO is purely dependent on URL, Meta tags, and page sessions, SPA s do not make use of it at all. Things are a little more complicated than the traditional web applications. Search engine optimization becomes a minor headache for Single Page Applications.
Technology changes daily. So if you want to upgrade your business website or even integrate it with the third-party plugins, themes or extensions it becomes a little difficult.
Issues with Link Sharing
SPAs have only a single URL address and if you want to share content with complex functionalities, it becomes tough.
SPAs are prone to security threats and attacks. The hackers can easily manipulate the codes and thus execute cross-site scripting attacks.
Single Page Applications are the best if you want to get the desired results from your business website. They too have their pros and cons. But the advantages outlay their pitfalls!