Let's start with the basics; A cloud-based app is an internet-run program with components stored online with some (or all) processes executed in the cloud.
How can I use this in my advantage? In many ways! A cloud application will help you share, access and protect your business data from potential loss or damage. Native iOS or Android apps are great, however they have the risk of data loss if your device is damaged, lost or stolen. A cloud based app won't let that happen and we can help!
There are things you can't afford to lose, such as leads information, invoices, user database, etc, and all this is possible when you use a native iOS or Android app, as many of these apps store this information on your actual device instead of the cloud, making it vulnerable. Not with a cloud app!
Just like with data loss, most native apps don't offer cross platform synchronization or compatibility, limiting your data to a single device which we happen to forget from time to time. Cloud applications solve this problem by allowing you to access all information from anywhere.
Unlike native apps, a cloud app uses a responsive interface that will adapt to any device with a browser, making it faster to develop. No waiting time for native app development and testing, waiting for approval, and having to submit the same app over and over after every major update.
Native apps involve many technicalities and you have to develop a single app for each platform, and unless you're a full-stack app developer, you will need to hire someone almost full time to develop and deploy your apps. This can be very costly. Cloud apps will save you money.
Cloud applications will allow you branding, and you can use the same for your users. Unlike native apps you didn't develop yourself, you can display your logo, business information and much more. No need to grow third party apps popularity when you can create brand recognition.
Thinking of making money or residual income? Now you can without having to spend thousands of dollar developing a native iOS or Android app. You can use your app as a SaaS (Software as a Service) and charge monthly fees to its users. Invoicing? Social Media Management? You can!