Web Application Development / Cloud Software
Software in the browser - always online, without installation, perfect design
We are web app experts from Switzerland
Since the term 'web application' is automatically associated with a conventional website, we list here again the most important advantages of web applications compared to software that has to be downloaded and installed:
Works device and operating system independent
Can be installed with one click directly from the browser (PWA)
Extremely fast thanks to WebAssembly and suitable for computationally intensive tasks
Can access camera, microphone, files, location, etc.
Bringing the greatest possible design flexibility
Always up-to-date without having to install cumbersome updates
Also suitable for intranets or other sensitive applications
Our references in Web Application Development / Cloud Software.
When you think of websites, you immediately think of static information websites like polygon-software.ch, online shops like digitec.ch or portals like facebook.com. But modern browsers have many more possibilities: Word and Excel can be used on the web via Office365, accounting software like Bexio or BOM run in the browser, and even complex programmes like Figma can be used online without installation. PolygonSoftware opens up this possibility for your company!
Cloud software - directly online without installation
Just a few years ago, desktop software was a must for many applications. The browser was the perfect choice back then to realise beautiful user interfaces with HMTL/CSS and to allow simple interactions. But if you wanted to interact with files on the user's PC, access the webcam or perform computationally intensive tasks, you quickly reached the limits of what was possible. Those days are over! With new web technologies, it is possible to develop web applications that feel as if they were installed applications. Progressive WebApps (PWA) make it possible to drop web pages into the Windows program menu with one click and even use them offline! Chrome's latest browser APIs make it possible to access the user's files, and WebAssembly can be used to run C++ code that can execute even the most computationally intensive tasks at lightning speed. A web application is software that runs in the browser. The web application is called up directly in the browser via URL like a traditional website, but it offers many more possibilities. Typical examples of a modern web app are Spotify, Netflix, Instagram, Bexio or Skype.
All these programmes run directly in the browser without having to be installed. Nevertheless, they function like real programmes and offer outstanding functionalities. Via Skype, for example, video calls can be made, files exchanged and screen transfers carried out without ever installing a programme. The trend of many companies is to develop new software only as web applications. Microsoft, for example, has decided to implement Microsoft Teams completely with web technologies so that as many people as possible can use the software and - in times of Corona, where many new people with different demands count on Teams - new functionalities can be added quickly and reliably. MS Teams can be used by anyone who has access to the internet. Since it does not need to be installed, even people who have little experience with computers can use Teams without any problems.
Advantages of cloud software over traditional software
One of the biggest advantages of web applications is that they run in the browser. Installing an application is not only a hurdle for the user, it also costs time, storage space and runs the risk of being outdated after just a few months. Most users make software updates very sparingly, which means that many old versions of the programme have to be supported. A webapp, on the other hand, is always reloaded by the browser when it is used, so every user can always use the latest and greatest version of the software. With CSS and HTML, web technology is designed to allow beautiful user interfaces. Appearance and use are among the most important aspects of software: a good user interface motivates the use of the software and helps the user and shows him what his options are. A good user experience (UX) guides the user through the website and helps to minimise incorrect usage. CSS makes it possible to implement almost any conceivable design quickly and efficiently. No other technology offers as much design freedom as web technology.
Have your webapp developed now at PolygonSoftware
If you need software for your business but don't know if web technology is the right choice for you, don't hesitate to contact us. We offer a free consultation where we will identify and discuss your use case and work out a solution.