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How to build a Successful Web Application

How to create a successful web application

Nowadays, web applications are the absolute basis for access to information. They are also one of the most commonly produced software and are widely used in the economy. We hear more and more about how web applications can also be a mobile application. Facts such as whether the application produced will be properly optimized, run on all devices, meet specific business requirements and whether it will be simply safe are equally important. We will briefly answer these questions in the article below.


1. PWA (Progressive Web Application)

One of the most frequently chosen types of web applications are PWA applications. What are they really and what is their use? They are basically an intermediate solution between a standard web application and a mobile application. These types of applications are called progressive due to the fact that we have access to them regardless of the browser we use. In turn, the word web in the name means that we will create them using web technologies that we do not need to mention here. Another important fact is that this type of application is installed on a mobile device, but it is basically a web browser underneath. Well, we told ourselves briefly what the PWA application is, but is it so important? It turns out that the vast majority of ours use a smartphone on a daily basis. More and more often, instead of checking the information on the desktop, take the phone out of your pocket and start looking for this information. It is sometimes much faster and more convenient. That is why taking into account the PWA application is so important, because it helps us to some extent to solve a certain business problem using the web technologies we know.




2. Mobile first approach is very important

As mentioned above, mobile devices currently play a key role and this cannot be denied. Therefore, it is worth discussing a certain trend in the front-end market, which is the Mobile First approach. As the name suggests, we start our development with mobile devices. This type of approach has certain advantages but also disadvantages. Anyone who creates interfaces realized that interfaces on small devices can be cumbersome, it is difficult to fit so much on such a small screen. With this element behind us, we can accelerate the process of creating a mobile application. Another element is the fact that Google has been indexing applications on mobile devices in the first place since 2019. It is worth taking this into account during development.


3. Offline

We cannot forget that we live in a world where Internet access does not always have to be reliable. Have you ever had an error when buying, for example, a T-shirt in some online store. Web application developers should anticipate such uses. There are many more other cases, accidental screen reversal, unwanted click in the form or, for example, reading an interesting article while traveling by train and losing Internet connection, we lose the ability to read the content and after reconnecting to the network, we lose the place where we left off. These elements should be taken care of during the development of the web application.


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4. QA

Quality Assurance is nothing more than the fact that the end user receives UX / UI prepared for most of the possible application usage paths and thus the highest application performance that was achieved after the tests. Remember that just creating a web application is not enough to launch it on the market. We have to make sure that any errors have been handled, the user can efficiently operate our web application. We must also be aware that the appropriate QA testing may affect acceleration


Finally, it is worth adding that a tested web application is one that prevents unnecessary problems resulting from errors. The scale of errors can be different, from the wrong color of the button on the UI to the example of charging a larger amount for the purchase of goods from the store from the user. Let us bear this in mind and let us test our web applications.


Dawid Kubicki

CEO