The web application is launched via a web browser on any device that supports it. This means that it is possible to run the application via a computer, tablet, smartphone, etc. Usually web applications offer users specific services - access to information, the possibility of sending data, carrying out a specific process, etc. This means that the web application requires communication with the server. which stores and processes the entered data.
The factor which determines the possibility of using most of the web applications is access to the Internet. Why most and not all? Because there are also applications that store data in the browser's memory and communicate with the server only when an internet connection is available. However, below we will describe online web applications - constantly communicating with servers.
Table of contents
- Differences between a web application and a website
- Types of web applications
- Why is it worth creating your web application with us?
Differences between a web application and a website
For people who have not explored the subject of websites and web applications so far, the difference seems imperceptible - after all, it does not matter whether the web application is launched from Warsaw or the other side of the world, the access is unlimited. In reality, however, it is different - there are at least a few features that distinguish each solution.
Informative nature of the website and interactive web applications
The main distinguishing feature of a web application is its interactivity. This means that its task is to enable the user to perform specific activities, such as signing up for events, sending data, carrying out purchasing processes or sharing his materials on social networks.
On the other hand, websites are characterized by a much greater emphasis on sharing static information. Therefore, we usually find texts and multimedia on them, as well as basic contact details - all those elements that do not force the user to take any additional actions. And although the website contains elements of interactivity (such as contact forms or access maps), the vast majority of the content is informative.
External integration of web applications
Integration is the connection of independent online tools by creating a communication bridge that allows information to be transferred between two independent ones. Thanks to integrations, we can, for example, exchange sales data with CRM systems, retrieve information from wholesalers about product inventory, monitor event notification processes and carry out many other processes. In the case of websites, it is definitely a rarer solution.
Access to the web application for an authenticated user
A characteristic feature of web applications is the user authentication process. Thanks to this, it is possible to identify specific actions performed in the application to a specific person, thus enabling the personalization of actions. Thanks to the use of data transmission encryption, such a process is completely secure.
Access to information that requires authentication is a commonly used solution. Thanks to it, it is possible to share personalized materials, create an order history, and study user preferences. The possibilities are virtually endless.
Types of web applications
Creating a catalog of web applications is quite a complicated process - while there are the most popular solutions, along with the development of technology, the number of new applications is constantly growing. The ability to connect to physical devices and monitor their status only increases the number of potential uses of web applications.
By implementing web applications for companies from Warsaw and many others from around the world, we decided to distinguish the most popular categories.
These are solutions that we create for the purposes of promotional campaigns for products or services. The most common task of users using this type of application is to submit a form (photos, videos and contact details). Then, the web application aggregates all submissions and enables the selection of winners.
So far, we have implemented many applications of this type for the largest product brands such as Tymbark, Danone and Activia. Our tasks included the preparation of comprehensive solutions, consisting in collecting data, developing mechanisms for selecting winners and communicating with users.
Applications of this type have several key functions. Among them, we can distinguish the creation of occupancy schedules - halls, coaches, premises, rooms, etc. The availability of booking facilities in the web application is described in detail (price, time, additional services, photos) so that the potential buyer has a full package of information before making a decision on reservation.
Our portfolio includes several booking web applications. They include room reservation systems for student rentals, training room reservation systems, and trainer availability calendars.
Modules for group and individual classes, various forms of classes (lectures / exercises), training packages, automatically generated documents and certificates, as well as extensive reminder systems for trainers and participants. These are just some of the features that characterize web-based e-learning applications.
In addition to standard online stores, there are many other e-commerce applications where the main goal is to complete the sales process. Transactions can take place through auctions, in the form of traditional adding of products to the basket or by personalizing your product in the configurator and then ordering it for execution.
At Mits, we specialize in the implementation of this type of web applications. We were responsible for the preparation of factoring applications, automotive marketplaces with auction systems and the implementation of the Labilab online printing house.
Web applications on request
Many applications cannot be clearly categorized. When implementing a web application for a company from Warsaw, the original assumption was to prepare an application whose task was to implement e-commerce services. Over time, however, it evolved towards CRM, whose task was to synchronize the product catalog. Then, the advertising module and elements of the ERP system (synchronizing inventory and delivery routes) were added.
So it is often impossible to clearly state what kind of web application we are dealing with. And we don't have to! Web applications are "living organisms", which are supposed to accurately reflect the expectations of their creators about the processes taking place in them. We love such projects!
Why is it worth creating your web application with us?
We know that creating a web application can be a big problem for a person unfamiliar with the subject. Therefore, at every stage of the project implementation, we guarantee constant project support and advice - each decision will be supported by arguments and implemented after your approval. We want your every decision to be conscious - that is why it is so important for us to explain each step in the action plan.
Based on our experience, you can be sure that your web application will be fast, safe and intuitive. Your success is also our success!