Web Application Development

Web Applications are dynamic web sites combined with server side programming which provide functionalities such as interacting with users, connecting to back-end databases, and generating results to browsers.

Examples of Web Applications are Online Banking, Social Networking, Online Reservations, eCommerce / Shopping Cart Applications, Interactive Games, Online Training, Online Polls, Blogs, Online Forums, Content Management Systems, etc..

Next generation Web Applications to help you sail smooth through challenging and constantly-evolving technological changes.

Technologies We Use :

There are two main categories of coding, scripting and programming for creating Web Applications:

I. Client Side Scripting / Coding - Client Side Scripting is the type of code that is executed or interpreted by browsers.

Client Side Scripting is generally viewable by any visitor to a site (from the view menu click on "View Source" to view the source code).

Below are some common Client Side Scripting technologies:

II. Server Side Scripting / Coding - Server Side Scripting is the type of code that is executed or interpreted by the web server.

Server Side Scripting is not viewable or accessible by any visitor or general public.

Below are the common Server Side Scripting technologies:

Program Libraries

Program libraries are a collection of commonly used functions, classes or subroutines which provide ease of development and maintanance by allowing developers to easily add or edit functionalities to a frameworked or modular type application.

Web Application Frameworks

Web Application Frameworks are sets of program libraries, components and tools organized in an architecture system allowing developers to build and maintain complex web application projects using a fast and efficient approach.

Web Application Frameworks are designed to streamline programming and promote code reuse by setting forth folder organization and structure, documentation, guidelines and libraries (reusable codes for common functions and classes).

Web Application Frameworks - Benefits and Advantages
Coding Guidelines, Standards & Convention

Coding guidelines are sets of rules and standards used in programming a web application project. These rules and standards apply to coding logic, folder structure and names, file names, file organization, formatting and indentation, statements, classes and functions, and naming conventions. These rules also enforce writing clear comments and provide documentation.

Important benefits of using Coding Guidelines

Creates the best environment for multiple programmers to work on the same project Provides ease of maintainability and version management Delivers better readability and understanding of the source code Insures that other developers can understand and become familiar with the code in a short time

Web Applications Lifecycle Model

Web Application Lifecycle is the process of developing a web application and involvement of the multiple teams that are engaged in the development process. Each organization may set forth its own unique style of operating.

Some companies follow a certain standard model such as SDLC (System Development Life Cycle) or Agile Software Development Model.
Web Application Development Process

Web Application Development Process organizes a practical procedure and approach in application development.

The following list of procedures and suggested documents provide a good outline for a Web Application Lifecycle and Process:

Web Application Testing

Testing is an important part of the Web Application Development process. On occasion, testing would consume more manpower and time than development itself.

Below are some of the most common testing needed for any web application development process:

Trends and Popularity

The demands for companies to build Web Applications are growing substantially.

If planned and built correctly, web applications can:

Below are good reasons for companies to build web applications:

Business Impact

Today's web applications have substantial business impact on the way companies and consumers do business such as:

How do We create a project detailed description?

Creating a project detailed description is similar to creating a feature list or project requirements, but with a much more well-thought-out process.

In many cases, it is a time consuming process. It entails thinking thorough all of the features that are required to build an application and also having good knowledge and experience in building applications to better select effective strategies and the best technology for the project.

For example, if your application is going to be a membership and subscription based application, you will need to thoroughly think through how you are going to charge your members. For example, are you going to provide a 30 days free trial? Are you going to have a setup fee? Are you going to have different subscription types and a free membership option? What are the details and access levels of each of the membership types?

So, you will need to write a detailed description on how you want your application membership and subscription to work.

Additionally, you will need to have good knowledge of different subscription-based payment gateway companies and how they differ when it comes to reliability, security features and cost.

The above is just one feature item that will require hours of research or possibly using services from a company like NolimIT Logic to provide you consultation, and help you with creating your project detailed description and technology selection.

How many hours will this process typically take, and how much will it cost?

The cost to develop a detailed description depends on the size of a project and how many hours of consultation that you require.

When I work with a client with a medium size web application, the client usually requires me to provide at least 10 hours of consulting at the start and planning stage of the project.

When I work on a project detailed description for a project and evaluate the project cost, I usually end up spending about 25 hours. I have years of experience working on hundreds of projects, so I’m a bit quicker with creating the project detailed description. On larger size projects, I usually spend 50+ hours on this phase.

I receive calls daily from prospective clients who are not familiar with the amount of work that goes into this phase and they often assume that this phase should be quick and complementary. Unfortunately because of the amount of hours that are required to create the project detailed description, and accurately assess and quote a project, it is not possible for any business to provide the services for this phase complementary.

In general you would decide how many hours you would require for this phase. If you are knowledgeable in this industry, then you may not need any consulting.

NolimIT Logic provides consulting and help with creating the project detailed description and you can purchase our consulting services at our hourly rate.

Please let us know if you would like to purchase prepaid consultation hours for your project.

How much does a typical web application cost?

We also created the below chart to provide you information on the average cost of a web application project, so if your budget does not fit our proposed cost, you would not need to spend additional time or money for this phase of the project.

In the application development industry, "you get what you pay for” usually holds true; some companies develop an application using inexperienced, offshore programmers, or take shortcuts in order to cut the cost, or use “out-of-the-box”, "one-size-fits-all” CMS software and try to customize it, which in the end, you may end up with buggy, unusable code that is very tedious to maintain.

The advantages of our application development is that we have experience building custom applications; we have an in-house team that has years of experience in building web applications and we have quality assurance procedures in place, in order to deliver a quality product.

MVP: Minimum Viable Product
Cost Breakdown for Web Application Development Project (Not Mobile App)
Project Small MVP Small Enterprise Medium MVP Medium Enterprise Large MVP Large Enterprise
Discovery and Wireframing $1,500 $2,500 $3,000 $4,000 $5,000 $8,000
Public Website / Marketing $3,000 $4,000 $6,000 $8,000 $8,000 $10,000
Web Application Interface Design and HTML and CSS Production (Responsive) $3,000 $5,000 $6,000 $8,000 $8,500 $11,000
Web Application Development / Programming $9,000 $12,500 $27,000 $38,000 $60,000 $90,000
Application Administration N/A $7,500 $8,500 $15,000 $10,000 $20,000
Quality Assurance and Refinements $2,000 $3,500 $4,000 $7,000 $7,000 $10,000
Deployment and Cloud $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 $2,000 $1,000 $3,000
Total $19,500 $36,000 $55,500 $82,000 $99,500 $152,000

How do We guarantee that our project development is completed successfully?

There are a lot of factors that go into successfully completing a project development. Below are a few factors to consider:

  1. Put in a lot of effort into creating and thoroughly reviewing your project’s detailed description to make sure that you have covered every feature of your application and have selected the effective strategies and right technology for your project.
  2. Make sure that your application is accurately quoted based on your requirements. If the cost is too good to be true, you are more likely not going to receive an application that is going to be maintainable, scalable and successful.
  3. Make sure that you work with an experienced design and development team that can successfully build you a quality, maintainable, scalable and secure application.
  4. Working with a development company that takes project management seriously is really important. Although project management is not usually discussed in evaluating and assessing a project, it is important to have an experienced project manager managing your project and to make sure that the correct information is relayed between you and your project development team. This is because designers and developers are not good project managers and communicators. They may not communicate important aspects of the project with you. They may make decisions that are not suitable for your project and you may end up with wrong features. Some companies use programmers that are also the project managers, in those cases, you are more likely not able to successfully complete your development project to your satisfaction unless the programmer happens to be a good communicator and project manager.
  5. Spend as much time as possible and be involved as much as you can with the development company's project manager to make sure that development continues on a correct path and is based on your project’s requirements.
How do I start out my project on a right foundation?

If you would like to start your project on a right foundation with NolimIT Logic services, please let us know and we will contact you to start the process.