Web applications are nothing but well-thought-out computer programs that are easily accessible via web browsers over a network. They are popular simply because of the ubiquity of web browsers. Every computer, as well as smart device such as a smartphone or a tablet has a web browser through which a user can access the web application. Accessibility to use these applications from remote locations also makes them popular. These are probably the reasons why web application development has seen a significant rise in the past decade.
Today, there are a number of web development companies and web application developers emerging in the market. They are the only ones to suffice the rising demand of custom web applications. Although, developing custom web applications is not as easy as it seems. Due to the complexity of developing a custom application, there are many cases seen where a web development company leaving the application development unfinished. In such cases, it is certain that the development company loses its reputation, but the one to bear a bigger loss is the client who had entrusted the project to such a company in the first place. The loss to the client would be in terms of both time and money. To prevent such blunder from happening, one must be diligent in choosing the right web development company. Choosing a good web development company is not a rocket science. Knowing what to look for in a company before choosing will be enough to find a reliable one. Here are a couple of things that one must find in a Web based Applications development company.
- Attitude of the developers
A couple of years ago, one simply had to cope with the poor attitude of the developers just in order to get the quality application. Things today are different, and one can be choosy since there are plenty of development companies and developers available in the market. If the attitude of the developers is not good, one has a plenty of other options to choose. A client is paying for quality application and at the same time, expecting a good customer experience from the company. If the developers or the company itself does not value the client and his or her requirement, the client has every right to go and find someone else. Whereas, if the developers or the company values the client and his or her requirement, it will have a direct effect on the quality of the output. That is why, one must look for professionalism or the attitude of the developers before choosing any particular company.
- Skills and proficiencies
It is obvious that one needs to get the custom application developed by developers or a company that has considerable skills and proficiencies on various technologies. The problem, however, is how to find out about such skills and proficiencies. Well, to do this, one needs to check a couple of things on a website of a web development company.
- Company’s portfolio - Navigate to the portfolio section of the website. See what sort of projects they have done in the past. Sometimes a company may not have a portfolio section on their website due to NDA (non-disclosure agreement). For such instances, contact the company and ask them what sort of projects they have done in the past. By doing this, one can form a clear insight on the company’s capabilities, as well as their specialization.
- Expertise section - Navigate to the expertise or technology section on the website (companies developing web based applications usually have such a section of their website). Check what sort of technologies they deal in. Some companies might only deal with Open Source technologies while others might deal with Microsoft technologies. There are even companies that deal with both the technologies. Checking this section will at least help form an idea, whether the company is capable of developing an application as per a certain technology or not.
Web applications are nothing but well-thought-out computer programs that are easily accessible via web browsers over a network. They are popular simply because of the ubiquity of web browsers. Every computer, as well as smart device such as a smartphone or a tablet has a web browser through which a user can access the web application.
Alex Franklin is an expert writer, associated with Webstralia.-A Software, Web Design & development Company in Australia. He enjoys to write technology related articles like SEO, web Design & development, mobile apps and many more.