Definition - What does Fat Application mean?
Although it still requires a bit of a network connection, fat applications are usually defined by their ability to perform many functions, even without a network or Internet connection.
A fat application is also known as a fat client or thick client.
Techopedia explains Fat Application
Fat applications have the following advantages:
- Lower Server Requirements: Since the fat client does most of the application processing by itself, it does not rely mainly on servers for processing.
- Working Offline. Fat clients, as mentioned, do not demand a network connection to function.
- More Flexibility, Use of Existing Infrastructure: Most software is already designed to contain local resources, especially for personal computers. Because better PCs are now common for end users, they are already built to have the infrastructure to run fat clients.