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incapptic Connect is an intuitive mobile automation app release software specifically designed to enable swift digital transformations for enterprise companies. By automating the app deployment process, Incapptic Connect helps brands around the world establish efficient control of app project portfolios, save labor hours and boost app time to market. Polidea delivered a new version of Apple App Store and Google Play Store forms for the incapptic Connect self-service portal. The backend was based on Python, Django and PostgreSQL. The frontend was written in the React and Bootstrap frameworks.
We supported the startup Peercisely in creating an entire digital ecosystem: the product covers a web application for employers to post job offers, an iOS app for social referrers and a complete backend presenting the best matched candidates to employers. We worked with some of our favourite frameworks and libraries to construct this complex environment, including Docker, Ember.js and the Bolts library for iOS.
Polidea team delivered front end for the Apache Airflow website. We used Hugo framework—with its templating language based on Go—and the Docsy theme. Since Airflow had the documentation previously generated in Sphinx, we integrated it with the new website to keep the UI intact.
Her impact is helping female entrepreneurs scale their enterprises with a dedicated platform. Our team developed back end in Python using the Django framework. We also integrated the platform with Google Cloud Storage and Kubernetes, as well as enabled Slack communication for the platform’s users. The back end team communicated with our front end team via REST API. From the front end side, we developed a responsive users’ interface in React/Next.js, implemented multilingual copy, and integrated UI with back end, with the async operation thanks to Redux Saga.
Polidea team migrated the Apache Beam website from the Jekyll framework to Hugo. The Hugo framework is written in Go, which allows for faster web development and easier website maintenance. Additionally, we prepared infrastructure that would enable internationalization, thanks to which in the future, it will be possible to translate the website's content into different languages efficiently.
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How long does it take to develop a website?
It depends on the complexity of a project. Sometimes an application can be really simple, for example, a single page with a blog. Sometimes, it can be more complicated, like an e-commerce website. The time needed for an end-to-end website development may vary from several days up to several years. That’s why it’s good to talk to some experts first who can:
Do I need back end for my web app?
In the case of very basic websites (for example, a portfolio) you don’t need any back end, because you usually don’t need to store and change any information—it can be “embedded” in the website’s code. When your web application is more interactive and you need to store some information, such as a database of potential clients, you can use a cloud tool like Firebase, which provides basic back end services. When, however, your website is more complex, external services might not be enough and having your back end developed seems to be the right option. History also shows that external services such as Firebase might become really expensive or shut down entirely, in which case a migration to another tool will be quite difficult.
What is the best tech stack for developing a web app?
There's no such thing as “the best tech stack" for website development. It really depends on the size and features of your application. Web development experts can advise you on a perfect toolset for your development needs. Here’s what you should take into consideration when choosing the right tech stack:
Do I need a web application, or should I just do mobile?
A well-designed web app will work on mobile just fine, however, a mobile app won’t work on a computer browser. On the other hand, there are some technologies like React that make it possible to share a code for mobile and web, to make the apps look identical. It really depends on what your goal is. If you want the product to engage users easily—choose a mobile app, as there you have a wide variety of options to ping users, and the app will be accessible from their home screen. On the other hand, a web app doesn't require a user to download it from the store and is accessible from the browser (users don’t like to download an app if they are not sure it will bring them any value).
If you already have a web app, consider hiring a development team if your business is growing, but your page is not scalable. This way you’ll save time and money by replacing most repetitive tasks with a system and give your employees tasks that need human touch. Web applications may also secure your business from human error by introducing various validations and checks. Additionally, you can move your infrastructure to the cloud if website maintenance costs are getting too high—but that’s another story.
If, however, you don’t have a web app yet, and you’re just starting out with your business—focus on the general UI of the website. Ideally, deliver first an MVP to check how your business is received by your target group.
Remember that sometimes, depending on your business plan, a mobile app is enough. So before hiring a development agency, think if a website is for you.
In your web development team you’ll need an experienced frontend developer familiar with new technologies and trends (e.g. how to create a responsive app). They need to be able to communicate efficiently with designers and determine straight away possible bottlenecks when it comes to UI and UX requirements.
If you’re creating anything more than a very simple website, you should get a backend developer. Especially if you’re looking to implement different integrations with external services or need to set up a database. Basically, the more complicated the logic of your website is, the more you need a backend developer.
Make sure your team has a UX and UI designer for an accessible, intuitive, and good looking web application as well as a project manager for a smooth and efficient website development process and collaboration.
Your team should be capable of preparing an analysis of your needs and requirements from the business perspective—if they’re experienced enough they’ll be able to quickly tell what tech or tool you should go for and how to approach your web development project.
Additionally, check if your developers have deployment skills—not all developers are familiar with it.
Test, test, test! Testing is an essential yet often underestimated part of the web development process, that is crucial for the success of your web development project. Clients usually feel like spending time on writing automated tests is a waste of time, however fixing a problem later will cost you way more. The best possible scenario is to ask your developers to write tests continuously, not just in the beginning.
Again, if you’re just kicking off your business, focus first on delivering the most important, basic value to your customers through MVP. Release, test with your users, iterate, repeat. Automate your deployment process too. It will allow your developers to do other important things in the meantime, as well as lower the possibility of a human error. Automated deployment is especially useful in long-term projects, where there’s more at stake.
Last but not least, more people in a team don’t mean quicker delivery. If there’s too many hands, they can block the work for each other, slower down the web development process and make the organization harder.
First and foremost—bugs will always happen! What really matters is how your team approaches solving these issues. So don’t worry if something goes wrong, make sure developers analyze, test and automate to predict and minimize the issues and fix them with the design team.
Secondly, analysis. It’s sometimes difficult to run a thorough analysis of requirements—without it the developers won’t be able to foresee possible risks and challenges. Make sure your team pays special attention to it in the beginning of the web development project.
Finally, a small tip: don’t plan a release of your web app on Friday;) Most likely, something will fail, and there won’t be developers available to fix it over the weekend.
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