What is the Web Application Development Process?

What is the Web Application Development Process?

What is the Web Application Development Process?

When it comes to Web Application Development Edinburgh, Liverpool, Manchester and London- based businesses alike share a certain road map, as do those around the world. There are several stages to the process, which are transferable across the industry no matter the sector of work or final design. Broken into these component stages, the progression from concept to outcome is clear to see.

Firstly, the company or business must define the purpose and goals of their Web Application Development. This puts together the vision of the project, its direction and overall focus. Only with this ambition clearly defined can the development team then go on to create a viable application. A lack of clear direction can be a major hurdle for people setting out to create their own web application, as it makes it difficult for all team members to work towards a common goal and leads to a confusion of purpose.

Next, this goal and purpose is compared against the intended audience. Research in this area will help to identify the final user interface of the application, enabling it to be the most effective system possible for its intended participants. The type of user requiring access to the application can take into account their age range, gender, technical background or pre-existing product knowledge, whilst a report and research into the type of access needed for the application will look at whether it is to be an internal or an external system. Within this criteria, applications can be designed for a company intranet which are very different to those intended for wider public use on the open internet, accounting for the varied knowledge levels or experiences.

These two areas of research are then brought together to identify the key features of the application, with a summary produced that will lead the development by the technical team. This summary will show everything that is required of the application, from its usability to actual content areas and details. Not only does this create a template for work on the project, enabling a time scale for work to be completed, it also ensures a cohesive end product with an awareness of the customer’s needs.

This is the point at which a summary can be handed over to the control of the web development team, who will be able to use the information provided by the company to create exactly the application they require. This can sometimes be an internal development division, but is more commonly outsourced to a third party web design agency. Sometimes, this development process also needs to incorporate connections with other areas of the business too, such as merchant and ecommerce channels or payment systems. A development team will create a blueprint and testing platform, sketching out a basic framework for the application to be shown to the client at various stages. This interaction between the developers and the client is crucial in ensuring satisfaction with the end result. Along the journey, different elements will be created, presented and amended until there is the ideal application completed. Bug testing and fixing completes the route, ensuring the code and systems all work perfectly before it is launched to the public for wider use.

Border Webworks 🙂   Web Designing & Development Company Edinburgh

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