A web application is a kind of interactive page that permits users to add on inputs and receive data in many ways using interactions. Web applications are most similar to other types of application with the main difference being that web applications are stored on the internet and performed via a browser.
Web applications have become increasingly popular as they are supported and allowed by all modern browsers. Besides, they do not need to be installed, are easy to maintain, easy to follow-up for backup and have no supportable issues.
Web applications play an important role in modern-day business operations. They perform the necessary and important functions of using a web browser vs installed software, and can give growing companies a competitive edge. Web applications also perform cross-platform capability, meaning they can be used more efficiently on numerous platforms. Web applications development even offer options for enhanced customer support, improving customer loyalty.
Most companies select to outsource common IT tasks that require an experienced also specialized , deep knowledge and expertise in the web design sector. However, finding a web application development company is not an easy task and should not be rushed. When comparing web application development companies, there are many important aspects to focus on.
This might seem like a detail that will go deep in a proposal, it mostly plays an important role in the success or failure of selecting your website application. Selecting the useful tech stack, or working with an organisation that can get this right, can make a big impact for your website.
For huge companies with more complex and big project needs, a larger slice of the budget to run and can go into making a strong tech stack. Whereas, for startups , small and medium enterprises, you need a tech stack that will create a sizable ROI sooner rather than later. To provide you more of an insight into what is involved, there are two ways of technology stack for web applications: the client-side, also known as the front-end, and for the server-side, also known as back-end.
For the front-end side is the interface for web visitors/users experience and who visit and interact with, which usually involves one or two major technology stack components:
For the Server Side:
At the back-end side or server-side is where the function and records of the work takes place. What goes on here entirely depends on the complexity of the website and what the application needs to interact with libraries and APIs to communicate it with other applications, or integrations with database support.
To integrate with the server-side of the application:
Web application development organisations need to create these elements using different programming languages. Here are few of the choices for this work include:
Most web applications have databases. In some cases, these need to be created from scratch , or an integration with a server side also known as a database that already exists needs to be created. Developers work with the right database for a project depending on whether it needs to be relational or non-relational. Here are some of the most popular choices for databases are:
Database development must include a caching system coding to reduce the load and increase the speed of your website.
Common challenges during using web application development
1. User experience (UX)
UX/UI Design is one of the most important features of any web application. Whether you are developing a consumer application or a new corporate training platform, people expect a smoothie, seamless, and quick user response experience. The design makes a very important and huge impact on the final outcome of every website. How users need and also how to move through an application needs to be well considered.
Time needs to be spent on working on what your end-users or back end users want and how to create an application that they want to use. Hurrying through this deep process, or not giving developers and designers proper time to design the application could result in more work needed on this in the future to improve the user experience perspective.
2. Scalability of your application
All of these factors have to be taken into account when considering the scale of your application. And if the user-base starts as compared small, are you expecting it to increase over time? If so, make sure the server and database can handle an increase in traffic and also database requests and then you understand that costs will increase when a web application becomes more popular.There are many popular servers and hosting provider options that have flexibility and scale built-into the service offering, such as Amazon Web Services (AWS).
3. Speed of development
When you talk about web applications, speed is as very crucial as the user point of view. A beautifully designed web application that loads slowly won’t attract many users and also reduces your site popularity. People expect applications and websites to display very fast and also load under a second.
Depending on where your users/web visitors are, a Content Distribution Network (CDN), or range of proxy servers around the world might be needed to give your site loads as quickly in overseas markets. A range of other factors, including how databases are configured with your website and interrogations with APIs most important and can influence loading speeds of websites, so make sure testing of your website is part of the process throughout and at the end of the application development.
We, at Oodles ERP, provide custom web application development services to overcome complex business challenges with advanced problem-solving capabilities. Our developers are skilled at using the latest tools, frameworks, and SDKs for custom web application development. For more information, reach us out at [email protected].