What is Bespoke Web Application Development?
Bespoke Web Application Development is essentially an the development of an application that has been built on the web that has been created to meet specific, client defined requirements. Unlike off the shelf web apps, a bespoke web application is built to suit the requirements of one single client or organisation as opposed to being built to appeal to multiple clients and/or organisations.
Typical features of a Bespoke Web Application
Unique Design and UI (User Interface) - The user interface and indeed, the whole design of a bespoke web app is generally created to align with the clients brand identity and to provide a tailored and intuitive user experience. Unlike off the shelf web apps, bespoke web applications are designed to meet a single client's specifications.
Customised Features & Functionality - Bespoke web applications are developed to provide features and functionalities that are specific toa single client's requirements. This may include features such as multi-factor authentication, specific data and reporting capabilities and workflow automation.
Integration with Existing Systems - Bespoke web applications can be designed to integrate seamlessly with existing software systems, data streams and/or third party APIs that a client is already or intending to use. This integration ensures a cohesive and efficient business process.
Scalability - When developing a bespoke web application, developers will also have scalability in mind during it's design and development. This allows the application to easily flex up or down, handle volume changes in users, changing data volumes and additional features as the business evolves.
Client Involvement - As with creating bespoke websites, the development of a bespoke web application generally requires more involvement and closer collaboration between the client and the development team. Regular communication and feedback ensures that the application is meeting the client's requirements at regular intervals.
Whilst bespoke website application development provides clients with a high degree of customisation and flexibility, it can also take significantly longer to deliver, require more input from the client and can be costly compared to using pre-built solutions. Businesses and individuals generally opt for bespoke website application development when they have specific requirements that cannot be wholly or adequately addressed by off the shelf solutions.
If you're debating whether you need a bespoke website application, then you're in the right place! Our UK based developers have over 30 years of experience in creating them and are more than happy to discuss your current situation and requirements to help you decide by weighing up the pros and cons of your specific environment and what you want to achieve.