The Future of Web Apps{Comments Off on The Future of Web Apps}


by Marco M
“Smart phones and Apps”

Murugesan, S., Rossi, G., Wilbanks, L., & Djavanshir, R. (2011). The future of web apps. IT Professional Magazine, 13(5), 12-12-14. doi:10.1109/MITP.2011.89

This article focuses on the development of smart phones, web apps and network computing (cloud computing) and how they drive the usage of the internet. About this article, what I found most interesting was its discussion about Web 3.0 and Web 4.0 concerns integrating data, knowledge and apps to make the internet more of a collaborative platform; while Web 4.0 integrates human and machine intelligence so that people and computers can assist each other in smart ways. The article talks about the internet as the main platform for most of our activities such as communications, work and entertainment and all forms of transaction processing.  It goes further to say that activity will be done through smart phones primarily using cloud computing.

I think that the ideas expressed in the article are good and plausible within the near future; however, the idea that the “wen would become the main platform for most of our activities”, is a little too extreme. The idea that web 4.0 could integrate human and computing knowledge is something that I look forward to.  The potential to solve problems in fields such as the economy, medicine, conflict resolution and many more, is great.  Overall, this article is very uplifting and presents a bright future for the intent and is users.

Citation:

Murugesan, S., Rossi, G., Wilbanks, L., & Djavanshir, R. (2011). The future of web apps. IT Professional Magazine, 13(5), 12-12-14. doi:10.1109/MITP.2011.89