In the early days of web development, all you needed to wow people was to create a CGI script that can return dynamic data based on the user’s input. Those days are in the distant past as web applications are becoming more like their desktop counterparts in functionality and user experience. I would even go as far as saying that some web applications surpass their desktop equivalent in both usefulness and appearance. One thing is for certain; the future of web applications will replace most desktop counterparts allowing online citizens to no longer need a desktop PC or laptop. Some will even ditch their desks and live solely off their connected tablets and smartphones. In this article, I will explore the trends that are shaping the future of web applications.