Bespoke Web Application Development

The capability and sophistication of modern browsers has grown incredibly in recent years.  This richness of capability provides a strong backdrop for the benefits of developing bespoke software as web applications.

Modern web browsers are feature rich, flexible, fast and secure compared to the bug-ridden, slow, insecure and highly restricted environments of the past. Paired with continuously improving broadband speeds and 5G on the horizon, more and more businesses are benefitting from the use of bespoke web applications.

Web application benefits

  • Can relatively easily be built upon a highly scalable architecture
  • Central updating ensures everyone is always using the latest version
  • The browser environment is familiar & trusted by users
  • There are various security mechanisms built into the web browser
  • The latest browsers provide a rich presentation and execution environment
  • A wide range of open source projects can be tapped into for infrastructure and application purposes
  • All the standards used are device and vendor independent
  • The protocols and architecture are very mature

Web application use cases

Web applications are particularly suited to scenarios where the user base may be:

  • Geographically spread
  • Of varying technical capability
  • Using different devices, operating systems or browsers
  • Cautious of perceived malware threats of downloading and installing software
  • Having a need to access data held centrally

If your user base is consumers or is likely to include people using mobile devices then we can ensure the application is designed to be a fully responsive web application, enabling it to be used on any device with any screen size.  

Security

With web applications being run from within the browser environment, the browser provides a great deal of security control, and this provides users with a greater level of confidence that the application is safe to use than having to download and install software on to their local machine.  

Controlling access to your web application can be totally under your control.  if you need to control access, that’s perfectly possible too. Access can be controlled

  • Internally hosted
  • Private cloud
  • Access restrictions
  • Authentication mechanisms
  • User roles and permissions

Thinking about a bespoke web application?

There are a variety of things to consider when choosing whether a web application is the best choice for your project (you might be better off with a mobile app or desktop application etc), we’ll happily discuss your requirement through with you and help you decide what’s best for you.

We’ve been developing web applications since the late 90s so we’ve developed a wide range of applications including:

  • Ordering systems
  • SMS management system
  • Documentation management
  • Workflow management
  • Support management systems
  • CRM systems
  • Recruitment management and candidate portals
  • Financial reporting
  • E-Commerce
  • Customer portals

Having been developing web applications in a wide range of languages for over 20 years, we’ve got the experience to be able to advise you on the best approach for your project.