Custom web application development
What is a custom web application?
Most tools and services are off-the-shelf solutions that require a company to make adjustments in their existing workflows and processes. This can work for less critical parts of your business, but sometimes a company needs a product that is more tailored to its needs.
That’s where a custom web application comes in. Instead of you and your team conforming to what the software thinks you need, you get a solution designed for your company.
You can decide on what features are important to you, how your team will interact with the application, and make sure that it will work seamlessly with your existing systems.
As you scale and grow your business, an application designed specifically for you will pay dividends. You can be confident that the solution will never become an obstacle or bottleneck in your expansion. Your custom web application will not hold you back, but will support you as you grow.
What kind of applications can Blocshop build for you?
Blocshop has extensive experience in creating custom solutions for corporate clients such as Austrian Erste Bank, and Irish-based wealth management startup Argeau, and we have a long-standing development relationship with BCC in the Netherlands. Blocshop is more than familiar with the needs of e-commerce and finance sector companies, but our teams can draw on their development and implementation skills to work in any of the following areas.
E-commerce & retail
Health & fitness
“The technical excellence and 'can do' attitude at Blocshop is unique on the market and I am delighted with our cooperation to date and look forward to continuing our relationship long into the future.”
Director of New Business - Assecco Solutions
How are web applications developed?
Rework & optimize an old system
We can rework an outdated application, modernizing and optimizing an old system with the latest technology. This can be the best approach if a company is happy with the functionality of an existing system, but wants to boost speed and efficiency.
Development of a new web application
We can create a new web application from scratch. This can work best if the project is a new product for an SME or a startup needs a complete application.
What’s the best platform for developing web applications?
Blocshop teams are comfortable working with any technology and we can deliver your custom web application using a platform that suits your existing systems or leverages new technology to improve the performance of your business.
Some of our recent big projects have been implemented in .NET with Azure deployment, but we can work in Node JS, Java, Python, or even C++. The same goes for how the application stores data. We will find the best solution to optimize security and speed of access. Our teams will also pay close attention to the UX of your project, so you can be sure that it will be easy to use.
What’s the Blocshop process?
1. Specify your requirements
You tell us what you need, and we discuss what might work for your unique case. Once we understand your business, our team will create a document to specify your requirements. This design process is critical to making sure that you get what you want at the end of the project.
4. Quality assurance
Once the app has been coded, our team will test it on lots of devices, browsers, and do a thorough job of trying to break it! We want you to be sure that the custom application will be reliable and fully tested when you start using it.
2. Finalize the feature plan
You review the project plan and make sure that our ideas meet with your expectations. We finalize milestones and deliverables and give you a final cost estimate.
5. Launch the app
Your custom web application is ready to work hard for your business. We will deliver and deploy the application and you can start using it.
3. Develop your web app
Blocshop gets stuck in and starts to code. We work in two-week sprints with delivery and an optional demo after each sprint.
6. Continuous maintenance
Part of the Blocshop commitment is that we will continue to maintain and fix your web application even after delivery. If something goes wrong, we’ll be there for you.
How long does it take to develop a web app?
Blocshop’s approach is to start with a fixed price for a minimum viable product (MVP) and work according to a three-month contract. After the MVP is up and running, our clients can decide to add features or just stick with maintenance for the time being. We believe that this gives you the best balance of investment and return. You don’t commit resources to an endless project that suffers from feature creep, but you always have the option to do more once the MVP proves its worth.
Many of the companies that come to Blocshop for a one-off project become long-term partners and rely on our teams to add to the original application or work on other systems, going further in their optimization and improvements than they had initially planned.
How much does it cost to develop a web app?
While the cost can vary depending on your needs, we understand that you might want a rough estimate before you get started. The average Blocshop project lasts for three months, needs three full-time developers, and costs around EUR 50,000. However, a complex project might need more developers, more time, and cost up to EUR 250,000.
But because Blocshop always starts with an MVP, you can be confident that a project will only increase in cost once that stage has been reached. Tell us more about the type of application you need and your specifications, and we’ll get back to you with a project estimate.
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