We believe that small businesses and start-ups can gain a competitive edge through flexibility. When you have a start-up business you don't necessarily have a crystal clear idea of what you will be doing a year later, so you need to have room to manoeuvre. Your product may need to evolve, respond to the market, and grow as your customer base grows.
Whether that's a website, a management system, a mobile app or any other software product, you will need a software development company who can understand this process. Creating your product and getting what you want:
At Eastpoint Software , we work with customers to discuss both the long term vision but also what needs to be done in the short term to achieve your goals.
We are fond of the agile process (working in 'sprints' to complete work in stages, rather than committing to an entire project outright and then building it. This means you can adapt the overall plan as you go, rather than sticking rigidly to a theoretical idea that might not pan out).
This agile process can work very well for start-ups and small businesses, because you work towards a long-term vision, but only focus on what is important for that stage of the project or business.
Working with you Our team will work with the software product owner to understand long term aims and help identify shorter term objectives, to enable clients to take a product to market rapidly, test user feedback and evolve into latter versions.
We are fully on-board with the the lean start up philosophy and our processes have been developed to support that.
Working with us:
We want your start-up to succeed. Expect frequent, transparent communication about project success, combined with technical expertise, including project management, programming, user interface design, testing and all our knowledge to give you the best possible start.
Smaller companies, and companies just starting out, often have different priorities and needs to established or larger companies.It is important to work with a software development company who will understand this – and we do.
We apply the same high standards to all our work and have plenty of software solutions for small businesses and lean start-ups, whatever the budget.
Contact Eastpoint Software on 01223 690164, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are based in Cambridge and have lots of experience working with clients across East Anglia and London.
If you are looking to have a web app built, or have an idea for a web app that you need to see realized, you may be looking for a bit more information about what it is and how it is built.
The information below should shed a bit more light on the phrase 'web app', which is often interchangeable with 'website', just to be awkward.
How does a web application differ from a website?
A web app is more about functionality, so a web app is like a tool that you use to do something. Facebook is a web application because go on there, talk, share photos etc. Google is a web application; users specifically go on there to search.
A basic website would not really be called a web app. A website is the bigger picture, and sometimes offers little functionality, for example a simple brochure website, which is a marketing tool for a company to explain what they do.
A web app usually suggests a greater degree of interactivity or complexity.
When to choose a web app over a desktop application
A web app is often chosen due to ease of maintenance and support, as all the complexity is hosted centrally as opposed to being installed in devices.
Web apps allow you to take advantage of certain tools available on this platform, such as jQuery and responsive web design - to be able to create mobile friendly versions of the apps.
A device dependent desktop application will have limitations on the type of computer or device it can be used on, for example developing something with the Microsoft language has to run on Windows computers. Web apps typically depend on the user having access to a web browser, which all connected devices would have.
Although all projects differ, this is an abbreviated and general guideline explaining what to expect from the web app build process.
Generally, you will first chat to a web app developer about your objectives and requirements, after that the developer may need to gather further details.
Once those are decided on, a developer would usually next design how the user interface will work and design the technical solution. Then programming work can start, which is normally between a third and a half of the total effort required.
After completion of the build, testing is carried out. Then it's time for the customer to test and make sure they are happy with the result. Then your web app can be launched!
Web App Development Outsourcing:
You may know all about web apps already, and have clients wanting this service, but do not have the resources to fulfil a project within the timescales needed.
Outsourcing the web app development could be a good option. Here at Eastpoint Software, we have experience working with other agencies on projects. We treat any outsourced work just as we would if it has come directly to us – we work to a high standard to fulfil the brief.
Web application outsourcing allows you to make use of a specific skill-set without the hassle of recruitment and permanent staff.
We are Eastpoint Software, web and software app developers, Cambridge. We offer high quality, cost effective web development.
If you are looking for a web application development company in Cambridge, give us a call on 01223 690164. Our experienced developers have worked on a number of projects. See more at our website www.eastpoint.co.uk or email us at email@example.com.