Someone once said very interestingly that, “a web application is an app that uses a web browser as a client.” In the web world, a web application is client-server software application wherein the user interface or the client runs it in a web browser. Some common web application are web mail, online auctions, wikis, instant messaging services and online retail sales and several other functions. Websites that are referred to as web applications are those that have similar functionalities to a desktop software app or a mobile application app.
There are always a couple of very good free web development apps for Android platform. They either alter, modify or even move up and down the list. This movement often changes the list and brings in other lists. Below is compilation of web apps that have made work more efficient, easy and powerful.
ES File Explorer File Manager
As the name suggests, this is a free app which facilitates safe, simple, free way of managing files. It can be equally efficient for networked as well as local use for any type of files, even if they are media files. Some of its features include:
Potent tool transforming desktop-grade features into hand-held ones
In-built RAR and ZIP support
Cloud storage supporting Box.net, Dropbox, Google Drive and Sugarsync.
Functions as a WebDAV client and FTP
Enables access to home PC to access directories and files
anWriter Free HTML Editor
Preview of web pages in the internal viewer.
Uploading or downloading file to or from the FTP server.
No root access needed
Interactive lessons with step-by-step guide
Real-time error checking
Code formatter and out-comment-code.
Simple HTTP Server
This is a very simple and easily usable web server for sharing content on the gadget. Some of its features include:
Range header support for finding video
Only support port 12345
No root access needed
Support Digest Authentication for Security
KWS Android Web Server
This is a fast web server especially designed for Android mobile devices. It can be utilized to host website and to serve file over HTTP. The salient features of this application are:
Basic validation for secure access
SSI or server side includes
Directory downloads in tar and ZIP formats
In-built dynamic DNS updates
Extensive HTTP logs
VT View Source
Share unformatted source code to clipboard.
It has over 35 predefined themes to highlight the syntax
Some shortcomings of this app are:
It currently supports only UTF-8 encoding for non-English content.
Android 2.2 does not support internationalized domain names
It cannot read local files
Unable to read password protected pages
These are some of the best and most effective web development appsfor Android platform. With all their features, pros and cons these are the best apps that are being used rapidly by developers.