A ‘Web Application Development’ is a business system or application delivered over the Web. Web applications utilise the interactive nature of websites to provide customised and interactive technologies; they deliver a more sophisticated and interactive user experience than conventional websites.
We work with a wide variety of web application technologies for front-end, back-end and database development :
? Back end: PHP, ASP.NET, Java,
? Databases: MS SQL Server, MySQL, Oracle
With cost-efficiency and high performance in mind, we also choose back-end technologies that suit best business requirements. A small community portal will work well with a PHP back end, while for a complex solution for hundreds of thousands of users (e.g. corporate applications or booking systems) we recommend Java or ASP.NET development.
Web applications provide business and customers with a huge range of benefits compared to non-Web based applications:
- By opting to launch your project as a Web application (as opposed to a desktop application), you immediately make it accessible to a mass audience - an audience that is simply defined as people with Internet access and a modern Internet browser.
- Web applications are much easier to update than their desktop counterparts. To update a Web application, the amendments only need to be made to one place: the server on which the Web application runs. To update a Desktop application, however, is a much more complicated task: patches need to be developed, tested and finally distributed to each and every one of the end users of the application.
- Relative to conventional websites, a Web application is more likely to score better on the basis of receiving return visitors. The logic is simple: a Web application is more interactive than a brochure site, so users are more likely to return to use it a second time and to check for updates.
Unlike desktop applications which need to be installed on every user’s machine, Web applications are accessible by anyone with an Internet connection. In the same way as the Internet has revolutionised the way we shop, it’s also revolutionised the way we interact with computers.
If it's possible to have your service or product run as a Web application rather than a desktop application, it makes sense to do so: the Web makes it cheaper and faster to reach a mass audience than the traditional method of developing, testing, packaging and distributing software to be installed on an individual user’s computer.