Web Application Development

Grafo web application user interface. Web App development by SingleMind.

What is a Web Application?

A web application is a computer program that requires access to the internet to run its software. Web applications connect to cloud servers (data centers available over the internet), which allow them to access and process content stored on remote, physical servers. As this type of software application allows for multiple users to access online data in real-time, web applications are a top choice for those looking to collaboratively manage files online.

web application

noun

web ap-pli-ca-tion

1

a client-server computer program which the client (including the user interface and client side-logic) runs in a web browser 

Steven couldn’t download the app, so he had to use their web application from his phone.

What are the benefits of Web Applications?

Web applications differ from desktop apps as they run on web browsers and do not require the use of a specific type of computer (ie. PC or Mac), operating system, or browser. As web applications don’t require a specific computer or operating system, web apps allow for greater adoption than desktop applications. Furthermore, as web applications aren’t restricted to app stores, they face fewer limitations and, also, allow for streamlined updates. 

 

Mobile web app development can be employed to build a web application that operates as if it were a native mobile app. If you’re in the tech industry, you’ve likely heard the term PWA (Progressive Web Application). PWAs are web applications that are able to be saved to individual mobile devices and can interact with the hardware of a device. When speaking in terms of custom application development, PWAs are a means to get the most bang for your buck as they cost less than mobile applications while still providing a similar user experience. PWAs also use less data than mobile apps and are quick to load.

What defines successful Web App Development?

While there are a number of factors that indicate successful web application development, there are a couple determinants that stand above all others:

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Planning

An Architect must begin by choosing the programming languages, web development frameworks, and web services that suit the functions and features of their unique product. This thoughtful planning will inevitably mitigate issues that may arise from scaling and will minimize project costs. When choosing systems such as a web development framework, Architects must thoughtfully assess all aspects of relevant system competitors. For instance, choosing a framework that includes built-in automation features (such as testing automation and automated deployments) will streamline the development process from the beginning by forgoing the need for most manual web tests.

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Process

Advanced web application development requires strict adherence to thoughtful and proven processes. Although our team utilizes an agile approach to software development, there are alternatives (such as waterfall) which when followed properly can produce reliable results as well. What matters most is that all members of a web design and development team consistently operate within the limits of their chosen approach.

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Performance

The rate at which a web application returns results is the most important determinant of successfully implemented code. Load and stress testing must be employed to determine system capacity and to accurately gauge the reliability of the code under a number of interactions within a set duration. As fast response rates will ultimately open the door for user retention, anything less than an immediate event response will lead to code refactoring and inflated product budgets. To ensure intended performance, the project must be well planned from the start and chosen processes must be followed each step of the way. Speed does not determine whether a product will be successful or not, but it does pave the way for happy users.

Our Web App Development Process​

The software we envisioned did not exist and SingleMind pushed the envelope on what was possible. The universal response of our users has been extraordinary because we built a product that is one of a kind. This would have not been possible without SingleMind… The software we built is one of a kind. We had envisioned this in our minds for a while. We told them what we wanted to do. We were skeptic if it was even possible with the current technology. They made it happen. Today, I sometimes can’t even believe what we have accomplished.

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Juan SequedaCo-Founder, Capsenta