Desktop applications

Desktop applications

What are desktop applications?Desktop applications are software programs that run on your computer’s operating system and can be used to perform tasks such as word processing, emailing, photo editing and more. Desktop applications have a long history of being used by businesses, governments and consumers. The desktop application is the traditional application that we are familiar with. It is a program that runs on your computer's operating system and can be accessed through the operating system's interface.

Desktop applications can be downloaded from the internet or purchased from stores like Apple's App Store or Microsoft's Windows Store. They are typically installed on your computer and run from there. Desktop applications are usually paid softwares but there are some that are free to download and use.

Advantages of desktop applicationsThere are many advantages to using desktop applications over web-based tools. First, desktop applications are faster than their web-based counterparts. They don’t have to rely on an internet connection and don’t have the same bandwidth requirements as web-based software does. This makes them ideal for users who need access to their data at all times or for those who use their devices in areas with poor connectivity. For example, they can be used during travel, especially in flight.

Another benefit of desktop applications is that they have better security features than web-based tools do. While some web apps do have encryption capabilities, it is difficult to ensure your information is secure when you’re not in control of your own data. Desktop apps allow you to keep your data safe from unwanted eyes while also providing a secure way of accessing files without having to worry about viruses or other malware attacking your computer while doing so.

Uses of desktop applicationsDesktop applications have many uses in business and personal life, which makes them extremely popular among users around the world. Here are just some of their uses:

1) Productivity Boost – Desktop applications help boost productivity by allowing us to complete tasks faster than if we were to do them manually. This means being able to complete more tasks in less time, which saves both time and money for businesses as well as individuals who use these programs on a regular basis for work purposes or personal reasons such as maintaining their calendar or finances among other things.

2) Security Benefits – Because desktop applications run directly from your hard drive rather than through a web browser like most online apps do, they're more secure than their web-based counterparts which save the data in an online server which are more prone to hacking.

How are desktop applications built?

Desktop applications are built using several different technologies, here are some of the most commonly used ones.

Native code: This refers to programs compiled directly for the processor architecture of the user's machine. A native program is usually faster than an interpreted application and can access hardware resources, but it cannot be ported to other platforms without being rewritten in assembly language or C. The most common native languages are C and C++

Scripting languages: Scripting languages such as JavaScript and Python allow developers to write code that can run on multiple platforms, such as Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, and even smartphones like iOS and Android. These languages can be used to create desktop applications with a rich user interface (UI), but they do not provide direct access to system resources such as memory and graphics cards. Instead, these resources must be accessed through a library API (application programming interface) created by the hosting operating system manufacturer. The most widely used scripting language for building desktop apps is JavaScript

At Poriyaalar, we use Electron.js to develop desktop applications. Electron.js is an open source framework that allows developers to build cross-platform desktop applications using JavaScript, HTML and CSS. Based on Chromium and Node.js, Electron enables developers to build applications using web technologies like HTML, CSS and JavaScript while being able to access native OS APIs using Node APIs.

Poriyaalar is building a Point of Sale desktop application for Wiitronics’s parking management tool.

Desktop application for parking management's POS built by Poriyaalar

Are you interested in building a desktop application for your business? Contact us today!