A cloud-based application is a software application that is deployed in a cloud environment.
Every application has a user interface (the part the user sees and interacts with) and a back end (the part that processes data and makes the app’s functions work).
In common mobile applications, data and business logic are processed by a smartphone and a computer processor. In cloud applications, these tasks are performed by a remote server. Cloud application development is beneficial because most of the data storage is located on a remote server.