What is web application development service?

Our web application development service includes everything from a simple CMS enabled website to developing powerful progressive web apps, custom business applications, e-commerce portals, and saas applications.

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Custom web application development offerings

SaaS Apps Development Services

Our SaaS consultants will help you build multi-tenant, secure, and robust SaaS solutions so that you can serve customers better.

Front end Development Services

Build modern single page web applications using the reusable, dynamic, component driven architecture of React.js, Angular.js, Vue.js.

Progressive Web Apps Development Services

Bring features and performance we expect from native apps to any browser and across platforms without any interruption or loss of speed.

Backend & Node.js Development Services

Our software architects design solid backend to accommodate scale, flexibility to integrate, advanced data structures, and cutting edge security.

E-commerce Web Apps Development Services

Using Shopify, Magento, and custom frameworks, we help you build e-shops and B2B eCommerce portals that boost your growth.

Custom Web Apps Development for Enterprises

Get a performance boost across the organization by building web-based apps like inventory-, transport-, learning, and process management systems.

Why work
with Simform

Progressive web applications using modern frameworks

We have over a decade of experience in building world-class B2B and B2C applications focusing on M&E, Healthcare, Fintech, Transportation, RTC, AdTech, e-Learning, and data analytics.

B2B and B2C apps

Our web app engineering team has delivered products to over 400 clients, including global brands such as Google, Pepsi, Hilton, Redbull, and Sony Music. Our technology stack includes the newest technologies such as React.js, Angular.js, Vue.js, PostgreSQL, Python, MongoDB, Node.js, etc.

Modern frameworks

Structured architectural patterns for developing systems at scale

We help build large scale web applications adhering to Google’s definition of “progressiveness”, making them fast even on 2G networks, offline-available and easily installable across devices.

Large scale web apps

Great web apps start with great front-end

Slow load times, poor performance, and dated UX design can impact your bottom line. Your business depends on providing differentiated and engaging experiences.

Engaging frontend

Navigate web complexities with experienced consultants

There are a lot of firms that can build web apps. But there are few who can develop world-class web apps that will drive results. Our team coaches you through every tech decision critical to you.

Web Complexities

Progressive web applications using modern frameworks

We have over a decade of experience in building world-class B2B and B2C applications focusing on M&E, Healthcare, Fintech, Transportation, RTC, AdTech, e-Learning, and data analytics.

B2B and B2C apps

Our web app engineering team has delivered products to over 400 clients, including global brands such as Google, Pepsi, Hilton, Redbull, and Sony Music. Our technology stack includes the newest technologies such as React.js, Angular.js, Vue.js, PostgreSQL, Python, MongoDB, Node.js, etc.

Modern frameworks

Structured architectural patterns for developing systems at scale

We help build large scale web applications adhering to Google’s definition of “progressiveness”, making them fast even on 2G networks, offline-available and easily installable across devices.

Large scale web apps

Great web apps start with great front-end

Slow load times, poor performance, and dated UX design can impact your bottom line. Your business depends on providing differentiated and engaging experiences.

Engaging frontend

Navigate web complexities with experienced consultants

There are a lot of firms that can build web apps. But there are few who can develop world-class web apps that will drive results. Our team coaches you through every tech decision critical to you.

Web Complexities

Portfolio of web applications

What customers say
about our services

How we develop
web apps using Agile

1
Team
Sprint planning

Sprint roadmap is a collective planning effort. Team members collaborate to clarify items and ensure shared understanding.

2
Sprint
Tech architecture

We break monolithic apps into microservices. Decoupling the code allows teams to move faster and more independently.

3
Tech
Stand-ups & weekly demos

Stand ups, weekly demos, and weekly reviews make sure everyone is on the same page and can raise their concerns.

4
StandUps
Code reviews

Code reviews before release help detect issues like memory leaks, file leaks, performance signs, and general bad smells.

Industries we serve

  • Finance
  • Software
  • Consumer
  • Education
  • Retail
  • Manufacturing
  • Sports
  • Social Media

Bank analytics web platform

For Wealth Managers to mine valuable customer data, take actions in real-time and redefine the customer relationships with Bank Analytics Web App

Video interview platform

An AI-powered assessment & video platform that leverages video interview, online examinations, coding platform & VM simulations to screen and hire candidates.

Web-based communication platform

Scalable API-driven web-based instant messaging & video conference platform with real-time data communication built over serverless technology.

Educational content management portal

Online Content Management Portal for the university to keep a shared repository of text-based learning materials, video content and exam coordination.

Web-based e-commerce store

A dedicated e-Commerce Web App with product catalogues, advanced search results, online payment and integrated loyalty programs to reach more customers.

Inventory management portal

Web portal for supply chain management for multiple locations, safety stock, re-order points, cycle counts, demand and distribution requirements planning.

Athlete training platform

Custom athlete training platform for sports practitioners with athlete data & performance management, motion tracking and athlete tracking service.

Social media platform for pets

A networking platform that leverages personal relationships and social circles to connect pet owners with pet sitters, boarding schools & veterinarians.

Awards & Recognition

FAQs

Web apps are specific software designed in a way that it runs of web browser with web specific resources. So far we’ve created different types and kinds of web apps which vary from a small static app to an ERP solution.

1. Static Web Apps: These type of web apps are used to display content such as banners, GIFs, videos, etc. They are developed in HTML and CSS. They are rigid and modifying their contents is not easy. Examples of static web app development include academic or professional portfolio, digital curriculums, etc.

2. Dynamic Web Apps: These type of web apps uses database for loading data and their contents are updated every time the user accesses them. They usually have a CMS for admin control. ASP .NET and PHP are the common languages used to dynamic web app development.

3. Online Store: If the web app is an online store, its development is going to be very similar to an e-commerce site. These kind of web apps are complicated to develop since integration of payment gateway is must. The department store El Corte Ingles and ecommerce store Flipkart are an example of a successful ecommerce web apps. These web apps runs in the browser the same way any mobile application does, making the interactions and features similar to the mobile app.

4. Portal Web Apps: These are the kind of web applications where we can access several parts of the application from the home page itself. There are a variety of options that you can include here, for example, forums, email, chat, browsers, registration portal, etc.

5. Animated Web App: Any animation is closely associated with Flash technology. This type of web app allows you to present content with animated effects. Since this enables the room for innovation and creativity, animated web apps are favorite among designers and creative directors. However, marketers do not prefer them as they aren’t suitable for search engine optimization.

The line between a web app and a software-as-a-service (SaaS product) remains as blurry as ever. This of course is due to the striking similarities between them. However, there are some noteworthy differences.

Web apps are exclusively designed to be used from a web browser. These are combinations of server-side script (ASP .NET, PHP, etc.) and client-side script (HTML, JavaScript, etc.). The web browser (thin client) fetches the web server components installed at the backend infrastructure of system for the heavy lifting in providing its core functional web services.

The obvious benefit that web apps have over the traditional desktop operated SaaS platforms is that it is accessible from anywhere via a web browser. The other differentiating reason of web apps is that they are built to provide users with native-like features without the requirement of downloading the app. Some common examples are Facebook, Medium, Twitter, Smashing Magazine, Flipkart, etc.

On the other hand, SaaS is an evolved web app. It’s equally used to access services over the internet like web apps but not always exclusively dependent on the web browser to work. SaaS products are built to give richer user customization experience and seamless integration with resilient and seamless back-end infrastructure.

In a nutshell, SaaS are web apps in a sense that they can be accessed through web browsers but not all web apps are SaaS. Some common examples are Evernote, Salesforce, Hubspot, Zoho, Dropbox. Etc.

PWA stands for progressive web apps. This is a new software development methodology which is used to develop a hybrid of regular web pages and a mobile app. This new web app model strives to combine features offered by the web browsers with the benefits of native-like mobile experience. PWAs can be located on the search engines and can be accessed promptly using a browser itself.

The central goal of PWAs is to bridge the gap between native apps and web apps by translocating the benefits of the native apps to the mobile browser. More than 40% of the users bounce from the website due to high loading time. PWA is a solution to the “Web Obesity Epidemic” faced by app users.

PWAs work with the help of Service Workers, a script that runs in the background separate from the web page. The service workers provide efficient caching, background content uploading, push notifications and the offline functionality feature for the users who have visited before. This means that, after the very first visit, the site and the app will be highly fast even on the flaky networks.

The first load with reliable performance is executed with the help of AMP pages. This provides the web components for the first time execution. These components are fewer data hungry and extremely fast to load. Once the page has finished loading, the service workers and other assets are cashed intelligently.

PWA in a nutshell are,
* reliable due to faster loading time and offline availability.

* faster operation with smooth animations and seamless navigation.

* engaging since it can be launched from the home screen and receive push notifications.

PWA combines best of the features which allows users to use the internet from the browser and the application both. It is quite similar to the browser since it can be easily accessed through the search engines and doesn’t necessitate the installation. It also allows users to make use of the native components of the mobile such as push notifications, camera, geolocation, etc. to increase the engagement.

This allows users to browse the application conveniently without the requirement of the dedicated app. Users will also appreciate the fact that when they add PWA to the home screen of their mobile phone, it will take way less space than the traditional mobile application.

The implementation of PWA will be beneficial to any business in the following way:

- Cost cutting (one team for one technology instead of different units for browsers and individual native mobile apps.

- Improved page performance.

- Better visibility over the internet, mainly search engines.

- Easier and cost-friendly user acquisition of new users compared to the native mobile application.

- No problem related to mobile applications (long deployment time, Apple/Google verification, etc.)

- Increased user engagement (due to low page loading time, an increase in the number of new users in all browsers by 104%).

- Integration with any existing system which is operating as a data source back-end.

Freelance marketplaces like Upwork, Toptal, Gigster, Freelancer, etc can help you get in touch with thousands of developers. They provide transparent access to devs but you have to vet candidates and take care of everything. These platforms do not provide a guarantee of delivery and results.

Tech agencies and software consultancies follow outdated engagement and execution models. The teams and devs hired through them don't integrate with your team well. Transparency and collaboration are lacking.

We started Simform with the goal of bringing assurance, certainty, and transparency in the software development services space. Most of our competitors provide TRANSACTIONAL services. You post a gig, they match you up with a developer and you take it from there. We aren't a transactional service.

Whether your project is at the early ideation stage or you have all features drawn out, our tech consultation team works with you to prepare a detailed tech solution and execution plan. We are huge believers in high output management and everything we suggest from tech architecture to talent skill set will focus on getting results and speeding up the time to market.

That is not an easy answer, and like many other answers related to software development, it depends. We follow the concept of Evolutionary Architectures.

We picture your project as a set of different Modules, each module can vary in complexity and requirements. Therefore each module can have a proper architecture that best suits it. Despite that, we have to think about architecture as living beings, so they will adapt and change during the project.

Choose a design for the whole system up front usually is not the best idea. We would recommend you to picture your system as this set of modules and start to choose a design that best addresses each module needs, always favouring simplicity.

Managing a remote team is not easy. There are critical mistakes you can make when trying to leverage the vast amounts of remote talent.

We hear frequently from prospective clients that it takes forever to release new features, that users aren't adopting products, and that finished work hasn't met their expectations.

The solution: Communication, lots of it. Constant communication makes sure there can be absolutely no surprise breaks in execution.

Simform team integrates into your team, participating in standup and scrum meetings, weekly demos, weekly retrospectives.

Daily stand-ups
We do daily stand-ups where everyone gets on a video chat and tells you what they are working on that day and the previous day. When you’ve got people working for you in multiple time zones, this can be challenging. But it is crucial to the success of your team.

The Agile methodology calls for each contributor to go around, talk about what they’ve been working on, what they will be working on, estimate how long it’s going to take them, whether there are any critical blockers that could cause delay, and what their bandwidth looks like. These stand-ups are rigorously tracked by the Tech Lead.

But we do not just rely on unstructured communication. Everyone at Simform uses PPP (progress, plans, problems) methodology which is used at companies like Facebook, Google,Ebay, Skype etc. PPP is used to detail progress, issues, thoughts and anything else pertaining to their tasks.

Weekly demonstrations

This one is simple: get everybody on a video chat, share screens, have people show their work, and then talk about it.

If something is exceptional, call it out and appreciate the work. So team stays motivated.

If something is buggy or substandard, ask why and figure out solutions. This meeting is usually way longer than a stand-up as it is designed to literally “demo” the work that has been promised during stand-ups.

Keep in mind that if there are any “semi-off-topic” follow-up questions then they should be saved for the later Retrospective meeting.

Weekly Retrospectives
A weekly retrospective is where you all collectively review what went well and what could have been improved based on the demo.

We use the lean method of holding a meeting. It is great because it gives everyone a voice—there’s an element of democracy in the development process now. You’re still “the boss” but everybody now has some skin in the game. This will also help to organically create a culture within your remote team—something we will cover at length in a future post.

We start a project with a “Discovery Phase”. One of the outcomes of this phase is a list of features that the software will have. Those features then get broken into stories, and we write each story from the perspective of a Stakeholder of the system. User stories are easily digestible user behaviour flows detailing how user will achieve goals.

Then, for each story, we work with the clients to discover examples of how that specific stakeholder or end user uses the tool we’re building. Not only do we look for examples of success, but also examples of failure. And finally, we ask if there are examples of different ways to do the same thing. These scenarios are a list of actions that deliver value to this stakeholder.

Goal here is to build ubiquitous language and shared understanding between, developers, team members, stakeholders, and customers.

We use ATDD + BDD approach to create these user stories. This format has worked wonderfully for us as it helps Development Team (developers, QA, designers, TL) understand the acceptance criteria and goals of functionalities and features. Not to mention it generates lots of conversations between Tech team and stakeholders which helps increase shared understanding amongst everyone.

A point that is sometimes understated around this common language, is that the developers are learning not only the words used by the business but what they mean when they interact with each other in different contexts of the software. This is a hard piece of learning to come by without a structured way of using concrete examples to uncover details about the business.

To explain the point of SHARED UNDERSTANDING AND BDD, we have to start by accepting this simple premise: A large part of the challenges faced by software development projects are communication problems. Behaviour Driven Development is a way to:

- Structure communication to describe examples of how to use the software, these are called “scenarios”.

- Capture scenarios from the perspective of the stakeholders of the system

- Learn and Use the language and terminology of the business

- Gather just enough details of the system to be able to set a preliminary estimate

- Leverage the scenarios as executable tests that drive the design of the software

- Developers and clients work together to agree on what the system will do by building concrete examples.

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