Desktop apps have been around for a while — since the beginning of the personal computing revolution. They’ve weathered the transition from floppy disks to DVDs, and urvived the internet era and the mobile revolution. The question is, why?
I’m here to argue that the humble and unloved desktop app is here to stay. In this article I’m going to make a case for desktop apps by focusing on two technologies in particular that have been lauded as desktop app killers – Mobile apps and web apps.