Advanced Web Applications
What is an Advanced Web Application?
A web application is a software application where the client runs in a browser. An advanced web application is one that leverages newer technologies and capabilities to provide advanced functionality, such as:
- Responsive User Experience & Performance
- Multimedia Presentations
- Accessibility (ARIA)
- Offline Functionality
- Leverage of Cloud Computing Platforms
Responsive User Experience & Performance
Surprisingly, many web applications are still being designed with a user interface (user experience) that looks and works well with a limited number of window sizes and devices. An advanced web application will be designed to adapt to different window sizes and devices, providing an optimal user experience for each type of device (desktops, laptops, tablets, and mobile devices), and representing a “Responsive User Experience”. That includes scalable images that change size, but maintain a crisp appearance at any size.
In addition, well-designed advanced web applications provide responsive performance with snappy response times. In cases where an operation may take awhile to complete, an advanced web application will utilize asynchronous communications to maintain a responsive user experience and avoid the impression that the application has “hung”.
Advanced web applications can provide an even greater user experience by offering multimedia presentations, consisting of graphic images, videos, and sound. And, this isn’t limited to sites with that present videos as a main focal point, but can be used to enhance the appearance of an application or serve as a real-time training aid for the application.
ARIA – Accessible Rich Internet Application
Application user interfaces often lack accessibility features for users with disabilities, especially people with vision challenges and users who cannot use a mouse or other pointing devices. An industry-wide technical specification known as WAI-ARIA (Web Accessibility Initiative – Accessible Rich Internet Applications) specifies how to increase the accessibility of web pages. Developing advanced web applications that conform with ARIA guidelines will help to reach a broader user audience, and may even assist in passing regulatory compliance standards in some industries.
Leverage of Cloud Computing Platforms
Cloud computing platforms have opened a new frontier in application hosting and operations management, dramatically reducing the time and resources required to prepare infrastructure, deploy applications, and manage on-going operations. Leading cloud computing platforms include Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform (GCP). With proper expertise, advanced web applications can be developed that leverage the extensive capabilities of cloud computing platforms, including instance management, security, load balancing, storage management, deployment management, archiving, and a host of other valuable capabilities.
How Can Sciformatix Help?
Sciformatix professionals are skilled with advanced web applications, enabling the development and management of software solutions that are compelling, offer the highest levels of productivity, and provide an effective return on investment.
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