Custom Web Application Development
Our Development Strategy
At Agile Code Lab, we develop web applications that focus on providing businesses with solutions that improve efficiency, increase performance, accomplish customer success, as well as tap into new market share opportunities. Here is how we’re going to help you create the perfect application to meet your business requirements:
First, we will identify your needs. For example: what is the objective? What are the project deliverables? Our experienced team will identify all possible scenarios so that nothing is left to chance.
In the wireframing phase we will create low-fidelity designs of the web application to map out the system. This helps identify how many screens there will be and how they will be laid out. Wireframing will help lay out the system so you know exactly how it will all tie together.
Design & Documentation
Before web development is started, we will use the wireframes as a blueprint for creating high-fidelity designs of the system. These will display exactly how the web application will look and flow.
Once the designs are completed we will then develop the web application. This will include front-end development as well as back-end development. Throughout the development process we will periodically share progress with you so that you can provide feedback along the way.
Although testing is performed throughout development, our testers will put the application to the test in order to ensure that nothing has been missed. Once we’ve fully tested the application, along with your help, the web application will be ready for launch.
At this point we’ve designed, developed, tested, and you’ve approved! The next step is to promote the web application from development to production. Congratulations! You will now be on your way to more efficient business processes and increased productivity.
If off-the-shelf software doesn't fit your needs, you should consider Custom Web Application Development.
Do you really need a custom web application?
In many cases you do NOT need custom development. Depending on your requirements, there very well may be existing software that meets your needs and can be adopted into your business. This can typically be in the form of using a CMS such as WordPress, in which you can create a website which includes advanced integrations.
But, if off-the-shelf software is unable to meet your specific business requirements, that’s when you should consider custom web application development. Custom web applications allow your company to develop software that is tailor-built to meet your exact requirements. Over time this leads to a higher ROI because custom web applications will not only increase your productivity, the web application is YOURS and can be enhanced to grow with you as your business needs change.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much will a custom web application cost me?
Building a custom application is similar to building a house. The cost is directly dependent on factors such as the desired square footage,, the type of counter tops and flooring desired, location, etc.
As it relates to a custom web application, it really depends on the number of features and the complexity of the application. A simple application could be as low as $10,000 and the price could be north of $50,000 depending on the scope of the application.
Do you provide web application design?
Absolutely! We begin our process by understanding your requirements and creating a non-functional design of the entire application. Not only does this design serve as complete manual for development, it also outlines a clear scope of work moving forward. Once the design is completed it belongs to you. We’d love to be the ones to develop the system as well, but you also have the option to take YOUR design and hire another company for the development.
How do I pay for a custom web application?
Payments for development are separated into milestones. We follow the Agile Development Methodologies and break the system up into manageable milestones/iterations. Each milestone will focus on completing a specified set of tasks, and upon completion of each milestone, the payment for that milestone is due.
This method has several advantages:
- There will be no surprises: after each milestone, you are able to see exactly where the application stands, how it’s working, and how it looks. Therefore, if you spot anything that is not going according to plan, you can address it and we can remedy the issue right away.
- Effective communication: because we are working in milestones, we will have a healthy dose of communication. This eliminates the possibility of having a lapse in communication which causes issues down the road. You will always know where development stands and what is up next.
- Security: if you don’t like the way development is going you are not forced to continue working with us.
Everything that has been developed and paid for up until a point is yours. We will hand over all development assets that have been created up to that point..
How long does it take to develop a custom web application?
The time of development is directly related to the size and complexity of the system. For a small application, it could take anywhere between 2-3 months to develop the application. Larger applications could take up to 5-6 months to complete. Factors that affect the development time include: 1) the number of features, 2) number of API endpoints needed, 3) complexity of each individual feature, 4) 3rd party integrations required, and more.
What language do you develop in?
For front-end development we use the React JS development framework. For back-end development we are experienced with the Microsoft Development Stack (.NET Core, SQL Server, and Entity Framework) as well as AWS (Cognito, API Gateway, Lambda, and DynamoDb).
If you have any questions, take a look at our list of frequently asked questions or contact us today.