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Web application development

Our philosophy

While our public portfolio features some of our finest projects, a handful of our endeavors remain hands-off for the general public. Although not for general consumption, these behind-the-scenes projects often play an essential part in a business’s day-to-day operations. The audience just happens to be narrower.

Sometimes these projects complement custom web design, such as back-end functionality that enhances a website, and sometimes our web application development serves as a tool that stands on its own for a defined audience.

Examples of Web Application Development

  • Company intranets
  • Corporate brand style guides
  • Customer portals
  • Internal calendars and forums
  • Online order administration tools
  • Sales team presentations, including mobile apps and web apps
  • Training modules
  • WordPress intranet sites
  • Work order tracking tools

What do you need?

If you have a unique project that requires strategic thinking, advanced program and perhaps database integration, we’re happy to come up with a custom solution for your businesses. We also can augment public-facing sites with a variety of web applications.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a web application?

A web application (or “web app” for short) is any software that runs in a web browser to carry out an operation of some kind. They typically integrate with websites, adding user-centric functionality and tools to enrich a visitor’s experience. Web apps often make use of one or more browser-supported programming languages, such as PHP, JavaScript and MySQL.

To put it in layman’s terms, web applications are used to beef up a website. They are a step above typical “informational pages,” and can take a site to the next level by making a visitor’s experience better, an administrator’s life easier or both.

What is a mobile application?

A mobile application (or “mobile app” for short) is any program designed to run specifically on smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices. Unlike web apps, they do not typically run in the context of a web browser, but rather via a specific mobile operating system, such as Android or iOS.

What’s the difference between a mobile app and a mobile website?

A mobile app is an application that is downloaded, typically from an app store, to a mobile device. Because devices use different operating systems, they can use apps developed only for specific platform (e.g., Android, iOS, Windows). That means if you want a mobile app to be usable by any device, a separate app must be programmed for each environment. Some mobile apps require an internet connection to function; others do not.

A mobile website, on the other hand, always requires an internet connection. But whereas a mobile app is built to be operating system-specific (and, therefore, may require multiple versions to hit a wider audience), a mobile website (if built well) will work on any smartphone or tablet. Simply put, a mobile website is just a website that has been optimized for mobile devices.

Read more about mobile websites in the FAQ section of our Custom Web Design page.

Which is better, a mobile app or a mobile website?

Neither is necessarily better than the other. It really depends on your goals and audience.

For instance, if your target audience will always be using the same device, then a mobile app might make sense. And if you need your audience to be able to access information even when offline, then going the route of mobile application development might be your only option.

Conversely, building a mobile microsite or a fully responsive website gives you the chance to design and build once. Hence, mobile sites tend to be more cost-effective than mobile apps.

How much do web apps and mobile apps cost?

There are too many factors to consider, which makes a flat rate — or even a price range — impossible. Generally speaking, the more complex the app, the longer it will take to develop and, therefore, the higher the cost. As with any project, we always need to meet with you to understand your audience, goals and budget before we make recommendations or provide an estimate.

For which platforms do you develop mobile apps?

We can build apps for any of the major mobile operating systems, including:

  • Android
  • BlackBerry
  • iOS
  • Windows