I’m curious if anyone has heard of non-technical nomenclature for describing unhosted apps. On P2P Foundation wiki there are these phrases:
- unhosted app
- html5 app
- offline web app
- client-side only app
- (w3c or opera) widget
and I guess today we also have:
- progressive web app
- local-first, offline-first
- browser app
- single-page app
- web native
and there are also these descriptions from SOLID
Using Web standards to let people control their data, and choose the applications and services to use with it.
and Autonomous Data
an application architecture that respects users privacy and data ownership.
I think that last one is the most clear without needing to reference the technology, but I would love to say something like “this is a ___ app”.
In my experience explaining remoteStorage to non-programmers, it was difficult to communicate the difference between unhosted and the popular server architectures or native apps without getting too much into technical concepts. Wondering about ways to communicate in this context.