Three Types of User Data Storage

Data storage for users is a critical element of giving users a superior user experience. It is comprised of all the data a user downloads to their device in order to use an app and should be secured against unauthorized access. There are a variety of types of data storage options for users each with its own pros and pros and. This article focuses on three options to store user data such as local data storage in the form of session data storage, as well as app data.

Local Storage

Locally stored data allows applications to function offline, reducing the dependence on a constant internet connection. This type of storage is an excellent choice for apps that need small amounts of data to function, like custom settings. As opposed to other types of storage locally stored data does not persist throughout sessions and is deleted when the user closes the application.

Session Storage

Similar to local storage similar to local storage, session storage is a good choice for applications that require short-term storage of data. Session storage is less expensive than local storage and can be used to store data that doesn’t require to be saved, like login credentials or other private information.

App developers can acquire customer data through three methods: asking the user for it, or by drawing conclusions based on the user’s behavior on the site, or by buying the data from a third-party. Customers should be made aware of how their personal information will be used and they should have an possibility to opt out of their data or rectify any errors. It is also important to store customer data in a uniform format to allow easy integration and exchange.


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