As I keep in touch with multiple companies trough my network and meetups, I never heard of a new project being built as a desktop app, at least in the last 3-5 years, only as web apps.
There are legacy projects though, only ones I know are accounting/laws or internal tools.
But again my experience is limited in this domain.
Well, that's not a surprise, with the advent of smart phones most are applications are written as a web application/web api that can be either consumed by an actual web app or mobile app. Thanks! really curious regarding this topic.
When I was doing consulting, most of the apps I made were desktop apps. This admittedly was more than a few years ago, so things have probably switched a bit more in the web/mobile app direction.
I suppose it depends on who the app is for. I suspect most users in an office-type environment would prefer a desktop app over a slower, web apps. But IT folks love web apps for their much easier deployment, if not the greater security risks that seems to come along with them.
I think things like Electron are bringing desktop apps back in favor, even if Electron makes for horrible desktop apps since they're not native and very resource-intensive.
Thanks for sharing your experience!
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