Web App Design
When the exact details for a project have yet to be determined, VA excels at helping you design a system that solves the problems at hand to successfully meet business objectives. The process of web app design seeks to answer the “why” and “how” of problem solving. The range of expertise required to design an effective web app is numerous, including:
- Business Analysis
- Software Architecture
- User Experience
- User Interface Design
- Software Engineering
- IT Software & Infrastructure
- Software Testing
- Enterprise Software Usability
VA has a broad range of experience in helping its clients design effective, user-friendly software. Whether you’re designing a system to collect and analyze data, automate one or more business processes, survey users, or sell to users, VA has the necessary background required to ensure that your next project performs well beyond expectations.
Web App Development
Once your web app has been properly designed and specified, it’s time for development. It’s time to build. The process is surprisingly straightforward:
Build – The build begins with the execution of the project specification. Depending on the project requirements, the app will be coded from scratch or built using modules from our extensive code library. Open source resources and tools are often used when appropriate. Development is typically completed module-by-module, with frequent demos and testing to gather feedback and identify problems as early as possible.
Test – Testing occurs through continuous alpha testing and a comprehensive beta review of the web application. A wide range of testing methodologies may be used to ensure a quality product and optimum user experience. Common testing methods include:
- Device Testing
- Usability Testing
- UX Evaluation
- Alpha/Beta Testing
- Compatibility Testing
- Stress Testing
- Performance Evaluation
Deploy – Deployment beings with the migration of the beta application to the live server. All programming features are double-checked to ensure they are working properly, and a follow-up meeting is conducted with the primary stakeholders in order to discuss ongoing application support.
Support – Support beings with careful monitoring of the live web application. Services designed to enhance performance are conducted at this time, such as service-level agreements, usability evaluations, and visual design support. Customers can also opt-in for ongoing Team 360 consultative services, ensuring that their application’s feature set remains effective well into the future.
Solutions for All Industries
Over the course of VA’s tenure, we’ve built solutions for a wide variety of clients in every major industry category. We’ve built tools that allow businesses to communicate with multi-national manufacturing teams, accreditation software for universities, and medical software for cancer patients. We’ve built sophisticated e-ticketing systems for the tourist industry and e-commerce systems for retail and wholesale suppliers. The solutions we offer are vast.
Web Apps Are The Future
Why build web apps, when native apps for Android and iOS are doing so well? It’s a great question. In many cases, native apps have replaced websites and other web-based services. This happened because when devices like the iPhone were first released, the mobile web was in its infancy and wasn’t equipped to provide a great user experience on a handheld device like that. This is when native apps began to explode. If one fast-forwards a half a decade, the web is now well-equipped to handle devices of any format or viewport size, ranging from the smallest phones all the way up to 40” 4k screens. Here are the top reasons why we know that web apps are the future and will become increasingly important:
- Runs on Any Device – Many native apps are only available on a small handful of platforms and, in some cases, only one (usually iOS). A web app works on all devices and doesn’t consume free space for installation.
- Less Expensive to Build and Maintain – Instead of having to build the same app on multiple platforms, a web application only has to be built once. There’s no expensive approval process from to contend with and when you want to update the app, it’s done in one place only.
- Instantly Accessible – Web apps do not require updating, like native apps do.
- Runs on Desktop & Notebook Computers – Many native apps are simply not usable on a desktop, such as Snapchat. And if a desktop web app equivalent is built, it’s often a stripped-down version of the app with missing functions.