unhosted web apps

freedom from web 2.0's monopoly platforms


Also known as "serverless", "client-side", or "static" web apps, unhosted web apps do not send your user data to their server. Either you connect your own server at runtime, or your data stays within the browser.

advantages compared to native (iOS, Android) apps

advantages compared to hosted web apps

what? no backend? so the whole app is actually client-side?

your everyday LAMP-stack, J2SE, .net, or Ruby-on-Rails hosted web app

yep. over http, you receive the app's source code, rather than an opaque user interface. take a minute to wrap your head around this…

the new “unhosted web app” architecture

… and then read on, learn about tools, or build your first app!