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In recent years, we can observe an increasing interest in web applications. Where does this tendency come from? Are the solutions of this type really easily available and of exceptional quality? Well-tailored to the needs of a certain company and designed with future users in mind, those will improve the workflow and help manage the business more efficiently.
How does a web application work?
A solution of this type is installed on a server and used through a web browser. Through the browser, you direct a query to the server and the software, which is then displayed in the application that is open in the browser. To use such a system you need to have Internet access on your PC or a mobile device. This requirement is what differs solutions of this type from mobile or desktop apps. Mobile applications, installed on mobile phones, tablets, etc. do not require Internet connection. You simply download them to your mobile device and then run them whenever you need. The data is stored in internal or external memory. Desktop applications are installed on PCs. Similarly to solutions for mobiles, the data from a desktop application is stored in the memory of the device, where the application itself has been saved. In the case of web solutions, no software is installed on our device, neither is data. Both the application and all the data that you save are stored on the server and the user can access them online.
Where exactly are web apps stored?
Software of this type is installed on a server maintained by a software house or on a server chosen by the client. Depending on the agreement, one or the other solution is chosen. This is what differs a web application from a bespoke system installed on a client's company server located in the workplace – usually in the office or headquarters of the company. Data from such systems are placed in an intranet rather than the Internet, which means that only the users of devices connected to the internal network are able to access the data. Data saved in a web application can be accesed by anyone who logs in to the system and has the required licence. Certain applications allow the administrators to decide which users will be able to view, edit, or delete data within chosen modules.
How is a web application developed?
This type of software is precisely tailored to answer your needs. After identification of your needs, along with our consultant you will create the mockup of the application including functions, apperance features, authorization levels, etc. Once the mockup has been approved, our team of software developers will start building the application. The finished modules are tested by two independent teams from Kamee. This helps to eliminate errors at the initial stage of testing so this process is easier for you and the final users. Finished and double-tested solution is then installed on your chosen server and you become the sole owner of the application. If required, we also offer help with implementation of the system so you can start benefitting from it as soon as possible.
What are the advantages of web applications?
Solutions of this type become more and more popular among entrepreneurs and there is a reason for that. This type of software can be an effective tool used on any mobile device with Internet access, which gives your employees constant access to data. In contrast to desktop applications, those solutions can be used by people working remotely, which gives you more possibilities of staff outsourcing and reducing the cost of office maintenance. Online data storage also means you don't have to maintain the servers, which is necessary in the case of desktop applications. Web applications can also be easily used by whole teams, which makes it easier to run and complete projects. Those are built with the RWD approach which guarantees adjustment to the screen size, which is beneficial in terms of using the application on many different devices.
Are web applications secure?
Many of our clients are concerned about the security of their data stored in a cloud. When choosing a software house it is important to make sure the security is its priority. Actions that should be taken by any team building a new bespoke web solution are as follows:
-Establish encoded connection.
-Create back-up copies.
-Maintain servers, where the applications are stored.
-Introduce procedure of confirming a set password or password changes.
Only if the above procedures are implemented, is it possible to ensure data security. Unfortunately, even if the actions aiming at data protection are taken, it can happen that the data is stolen or lost. It is good to ask yourself a question, though: are company servers free of that risk? Those are also prone to a fault, theft, or hacking. In this regard, web solutions are more secure as the servers are maintained in very safe conditions, which decreases the risk of faults. You should choose the type of your application in such a way that it is maximally adjusted to your needs. Before you make the final decision, it is worth to consult it with a team of advisors from the software house, which will help you to opt for the best solution.
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