Application development realizes the goal of converting a user need or a marketing goal into a tangible product in the form of a software application or even a web based application. This realm of application development consists of seamlessly fusing together of engineering with technical research with goals of software marketing to develop software products. Web based application development consists of a front end that can be accessed and utilized by any computer connected to the internet or intranet.
Identifying the main elements of an application
The most important part in the life cycle of an application development is understanding the requirements of that particular application and what the user’s expectations are from that particular application. While the clients general are clear about what their expectations are from a particular application in the development stage, any ambiguities and contradicting requirements are easily detected and corrected by a professional app developer.
The specifications of a particular application in development that involves precision and accuracy in describing the software written for that application and is an important control factor for the stability of the external interface of that particular application. Most successful specifications are written down in order to understand and fine tune already well developed and successful applications leading to zero error. For example, safety critical software systems are carefully specified before application development.
Application Architecture and Implementation of coding
Application architecture refers to the abstract design of the system. As far as implementation of coding is concerned, it is done to ensure that the application will meet all the present requirements of the client and will also ensure scalability, and can be scaled up or down depending upon the future requirements of the client. The coding part also deals with the development of a suitable interface between the software system and the software products, also considering the underlying hardware or the host operating system.
Software testing is done to identify any bugs in the application and to remove them and also to enhance the overall quality and user experience of the application. Testing involves technical investigations which is done on the behalf of the clients to reveal the qualitative aspects of the application in development.
This type of an approach for application development is used in web based application systems where internet applications work with a website as their front end and can be accessed anywhere from the internet. Enterprise application development is done by both small and large business organizations that involve automating a business process such as inventory management, billing or payroll management. On a similar level, small and big businesses can also opt for customized business application development for specific functions. Database application development are done for large multiuser applications where coordination between a large numbers of users is needed. For such purposes, databases are the preferred method of storage. In addition there are also flash based applications that are development entirely on Flash software.