Application development services

Application development services

Your full-cycle application development provider

Our application development services cover web, mobile and cloud apps delivery to enterprises and SMBs. We are well-equipped to build custom applications from scratch or on top of leading tech platforms, and perform necessary integration, configuration, testing, and employee onboarding to ensure the apps operate as intended.

Wellness platform development for a US healthtech company
BPM automation for UK care homes
SAP Commerce Cloud integration for Mydeposits

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Custom application development vs off-the-shelf software

Custom applications

Off-the-shelf applications

Feature set

Custom applications

Off-the-shelf applications

The functionality is defined by the project requirements and can be as robust as needed.

The functionality is defined by the application’s vendor.

Flexibility

Custom applications

Off-the-shelf applications

The owner can modify and expand their application as they see fit through custom development.

The owner can configure the app within the scope of default settings.

Maintenance

Custom applications

Off-the-shelf applications

Application maintenance is performed by the owner’s in-house team or third-party maintenance service providers.

Maintenance services are typically provided by the vendor, often for an additional fee.

Security

Custom applications

Off-the-shelf applications

A custom app owner can choose to implement the protection mechanisms relevant to the threat landscape.

Off-the-shelf applications have a fixed set of security features which can only be extended by the vendor.

Timeframe

Custom applications

Off-the-shelf applications

Custom applications are developed from scratch, so the timeline from ideation to delivery takes at least several months.

As soon as the application is installed and set up, it’s ready for use.

Custom application types

We build applications that run on web servers and can be accessed through a browser. Web applications are a broad category of solutions, encompassing web portals, PWAs, CMSs, ERPs, and other tools.

Tech stack

Custom web applications are developed using programming languages, the most popular choice being JavaScript, Java, PHP, Python, and C++. In the meantime, there are many dedicated platforms, such as Magento, SAP, Drupal, Salesforce, and more, that a company can base their web application on and configure to align with their specific business workflows.

Programming languages

  • Java
  • PHP
  • R
  • C
  • Python
  • Kotlin
  • C#
  • JavaScript
  • Go
  • C++
  • Ruby
  • SQL

Platforms

  • Microsoft
  • Atlassian
  • UiPath
  • Salesforce
  • Pega
  • Adobe
  • SAP Commerce
  • Odoo

Use cases

Web applications are widely used across industries to digitize both back-office operations and customer-facing services.

Web apps for customers:
  • B2B and B2C portals
  • Patient portals
  • Learning portals, and more
Web apps for employees:
  • Digital workplace platforms
  • Business process management tools
  • HR management platforms
  • Enterprise content management apps, and more

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Common app architecture patterns

Monolithic architecture

We can design one-piece, single-tiered monolithic applications that are self-contained, with their components interconnected and interdependent. Such applications have high throughput performance but prove challenging to update and change, which makes the architecture the best choice for small and lightweight apps.

Microservices architecture

We can build applications composed of independent and loosely coupled services communicating with each other through APIs. A go-to approach to cloud software development, microservices guarantee high application flexibility, scalability, and fault tolerance and are a great fit for any robust application or legacy software refactoring.

Innovation-oriented technologies to integrate

Innovation-oriented technologies to integrate

Connecting enterprise IoT devices and equipment with back-office applications, a company can capitalize on real-time data collection as well as remote process monitoring and management.

Tooled up with immersive technologies, applications can drive personalized and exciting customer experiences, provide a real-world training environment, and make complex workflows more accessible.

The integration of AI solutions into applications can help achieve various goals, from business process automation and customer experience personalization to fraud detection and risk management.

Applying data science solutions to their apps, owners can turn large sets of customer and business data into structured insights and make the right decisions to achieve their business goals.

Equipped with an intelligent image, video or face recognition engine, an application can contribute to improved security, production line efficiency, visual data analysis accuracy, and more.

Implemented in an application ridden with manual workflows like data management, user support, or infrastructure monitoring, RPA bots can automate and expedite them, significantly reducing operational costs.

Integrated with big data processing and visualization solutions, applications can transform raw data into accurate and easy-to-interpret insights that companies can rely on in their decision-making.

Application development cost factors

Application size

The larger the application is intended, the more time and resources it takes to develop it. Large applications also require more server space and maintenance work, and can incur higher monthly fees.

Tech stack

Choosing programming languages with many reusable components and libraries will simplify and expedite application development, eventually lowering its cost, while employing technologies lacking necessary prewritten elements will take more time and effort.

Feature set

When it comes to custom applications, the more features they have, the higher the development costs. In the case of PaaS-based apps, adding custom features to the out-of-the-box set is another development cost driver.

Design

Creating an application’s UX/UI using ready-made templates is less expensive than having specialists develop a unique design fully aligned with your brand identity and target users’ preferences. Adding creative visual elements like animation or video to the user interface can also drive costs up.

Integrations

Integrating applications with third-party software using APIs is a simple task for software engineers, but in case there are no ready-made connectors, then custom integration development can add up more costs.

Team composition

The types of specialists involved in the project, their number, and qualifications they possess are all major cost factors in the application development.

Our application development framework

1

Discovery

We assess your app requirements and define the tech stack

2

Planning

We create the project’s roadmap and plan sprints

3

UX/UI design

Our designers create your app’s look and feel

4

Development

We develop your application’s source code

5

Testing

We check the app for bugs and defects through all-round QA

6

Deployment

We launch the application and transfer ownership

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More application services

Application migration

Application migration

We offer to move your application to a new cloud or on-premise environment and complete the necessary pre- and post-migration modifications to ensure the app’s proper functioning.

Application modernization

We can bring your legacy application up to speed by revamping its architecture, making it more lightweight through containerization, adding new features, or redesigning its UX/UI.

Application security

We help mitigate your application’s vulnerabilities and make it impregnable to security threats by reinforcing the solution with relevant protection mechanisms.

Application testing

We perform an all-round quality assurance of your application or focus on its specific aspects by providing standalone testing services.

Application maintenance

Our maintenance team will proactively monitor your application and timely address its needs and shortages through fixing bugs, updates, and feature set modifications.

Our application development services: FAQs

How long does it take to develop a custom application?

A custom application can take between three to twelve months to build, with the timeline depending on the solution’s scale and complexity.

What project management approaches do you follow?

We adhere to the Agile development methodology and work in iterations to release new features and introduce changes swiftly.

Can you rescue my app development project?

Yes, we can join at any stage of your project and, after a detailed product and documentation analysis, take your project to the completion stage.

How do you ensure application security?

We follow security-by-design principles, making sure to equip applications with the most suitable and effective security mechanisms.

What common issues can come up during app development?

App development projects can be riddled with issues like unclear requirements, poorly chosen development tools, unexpected costs, and delays. We take steps before the project start and during the development to mitigate them.

How do you ensure your applications are compliant with data privacy regulations?

We implement relevant data privacy controls and security measures in addition to compliance testing to align apps with regulations such as HIPAA, GDPR and more.