The Benefits of Using Web Applications
Web applications provide business and customers with a huge range of benefits compared to non-Web based applications:
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.
A ‘Web Application Development’ is a business system or application delivered over the Web. It might be an internal expenses application used only within a company (intranet); a reseller purchasing application used with partners (extranet); or an online system available to members of the public like an eBay or a holiday cottage search site.
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.
In many cases, the Web application will be a customer facing interactive website that enables you to do business on the Web. A typical example of a well-known Web application is eBay: although eBay includes some e-commerce elements (such as the transfer of funds between accounts), it is primarily a Web application due to the interactivity between its users in the form of auctioning and feedback.
Web applications are less likely to be built on top of third-party e-commerce or CMS platforms and are instead normally written from scratch. The fact that Web applications are bespoke software development projects essentially means that the sky’s the limit in terms of what they can be made to do.
If you have specialist requirements (such as a requirement for integration with another system) and you’d like your project to be Web-based, you’re probably going to need a Web application.
Not sure if your project fits the label of ‘Web Application’? See our pages on Brochure Sites, Rich Content Sites and e-Commerce Sites.
Web Application Development
Web Application Technologies
Infallible Infosystem can work with any of these technologies, depending on your needs. If you’re interested in the development technologies and techniques we use.
Infallible Infosystem Web Application Development Services
Infallible Infosystem has been developing bespoke Web-based applications for many years and has the skills required to successfully deliver your online system.