What is the difference between a website and a web application?
Since one of our services is web design, and the other is web application development, we must first see what the difference is between a website and a web application.
The website in the simplest sense is your online business card, it contains all the necessary information about your company, your services and products contact information and it is all static data.
Well then what is a web application? A web application is a web site with a certain type of intelligence (functionality) built in.
The simplest example is a search on a website. How does the search work? You type e.g. the word 'sneakers' and of the thousands of products that exist on that website, only sneakers will be displayed to you - meaning that that website has gained enough intelligence to know which products are sneakers and which are not.
How does a website become intelligent? By creating an algorithm (programming the site) in the creation of that site, the programmer knows that he knows how to recognize the user's wish and performs a certain action in accordance with that wish.
The benefits of a web application
In different industries, web applications serve different things, but one common advantage is automation.
I will give you an example, let's say you are selling a car, you can create a page on your website where users will fill out a short form with their requests (automatic air conditioning, five doors ...) and the application will calculate which car from your Offers satisfy their desires and suggest the most favorable ones.
After that, there is the marketing part, it is easy to implement a system that will send clients a personalized offer for them after they have filled out that form and thus express their interest, and thus they will get the impression that someone dealt with their case.
In the end, when it comes to sales, instead of filling in the paperwork manually, the application can be programmed to automatically fill in everything for you (warranty card, all the necessary certificates ...) and thus save you the time you would spend on it.
Not to mention now the various functionalities that can be programmed, the point is that everything you imagine can be done in the application, and thus you will make your job easier and speed up the work process.
How long does it take to build a web application?
Given the range of functionalities that can be implemented in one web application and the development time varies drastically. But roughly speaking, the first version of a web application with basic functionalities requires several weeks of work.
Web applications almost never stay on the first version because there are further opportunities for improvement and shortcomings that need to be fixed, thus most web applications are constantly improved and new functionalities are added that further automate the process of communication with clients.
Web application price = hours required to create * programming hour price.
In translation, the more requests you have, the longer the production time will be and the price will grow exponentially.
For smaller web applications that require 2 to 3 weeks to create, the price starts from 500 euros.