Custom Web application development is the process involved with building a web application. It is more focused on interacting with the browser than standard engineering processes. Most cases of web application development will involve defining the problem, mocking-up the solution, engaging with users, adopting a framework/choosing a tool, and finally, building and testing the web application – in most cases, iteratively with users.
What is a web app?
A custom web application often referred to as a web app, is an interactive computer program built with web technologies (HTML, CSS, JS), which stores (Database, Files) and manipulates data (CRUD), and is used by a team or a single user to perform tasks over the internet. Web apps are accessed via a web browser such as Google Chrome and often involve a login/sign up mechanism.
Web app vs website
Web applications are defined by their input – we create, read, update, and delete data within a web application. Websites are defined by their output – we read the news, marketing information, FAQs on websites.
Progressive web application
They are web applications that follow a slightly different methodology and involve an additional set of technologies such as service workers, manifests, push notifications. Progressive web applications can be downloaded to your device, and stored on your home screen which makes them accessible, and ‘native-like’, and unlike web applications, they can be accessed and used offline.
Custom Web Application Development
It is the process of designing, building, integrating, scaling, and upgrading software solutions to address the pressing needs or achieve objectives of your specific business.
Custom software development is the process of designing, creating, deploying, and maintaining software for a specific set of users, functions, or organizations. Custom software, and its development, is also referred to as bespoke software. The term has its origins in old English and the tailoring trade. Think tailor-made suit.
Custom software development is usually performed by in-house development teams or outsourced to a third-party.
Custom software development is important because it helps meet unique requirements at a cost-competitive with purchasing, maintaining, and modifying commercial software.
Some benefits include:
Efficiency: Custom software is purpose-built to support processes swiftly and productively, without the need to tinker with or adjust COTS applications.
Scalability: Custom software can grow as an organization or business grows and changes. Designers and developers can assess future needs as part of their requirements gathering. These factors can then be incorporated into the application, rather than incurring costs by purchasing additional licenses or subscriptions of packaged applications.
Lower integration costs: One of the chief considerations of commercial software is: will it work with existing and legacy applications? If the answer is no, organizations face a further investment in getting commercial software to communicate and operate with their existing infrastructure. Custom software can be built to integrate with its intended environment.
Profitability: It’s possible to make money with custom software development. Depending on the terms and conditions of the project, businesses that develop their own software may own the software and therefore be able to license or sell it to other organizations.
Independence: The benefits of being free of a commercial software vendor cut both ways. On the plus side, organizations can avoid price hikes for licensing and support — and getting stuck maintaining packaged software should the vendor go out of business or terminate a product. On the negative side, the cost of supporting and maintaining custom software falls to the organization that created it or had it developed.