What are the Factors influencing the Cost of Web Application Development!

What are the Factors influencing the Cost of Web Application Development!
In today’s digitally-driven world, web applications have become the most effective tools for businesses to promote their brand and make their presence felt across the globe. Web apps, being mobile-friendly, turn out to be more productive than websites. Consequently, most brands, whether big or small, possess functional web apps to gain a competitive edge over peers. Web app development has fuelled up in recent years and the most intriguing phase encountered by app creators is estimating the cost of their web app development project. Moreover, small firms and start-ups look for budget-friendly development strategies to obtain a higher ROI. As such, a thorough knowledge about the factors influencing web app costing is needed for cost-estimation and smart planning before jump-starting the development process.
This article will enlighten you about the key factors that influence web app development costing so that you can get a rough estimate of your project cost and plan your development cycle accordingly.

Key Factors affecting the Cost of Web App Development

Analyzing the market scope

Businesses should conduct a thorough market study to understand the scope before finalizing the basic structure block of their web app development project. Also, features are to be chosen wisely as per the market demand.

Choice of Design and features

The number of unique designs required by your web app, and the kind of additional features you choose to implement, apart from the must-haves like admin panel, user registration, etc. determine the app development time as well as costs. However, the selection of features and design depends on your business needs as well.

Level of Complexity

The level of complexity of a web app is directly proportional to the development expenses. Web apps are categorized into the following levels.
  • Simple web apps are the basic ones that possess only the essential functionalities. They contain minimal interactive elements and content; and so can be developed quite fast, resulting in a pocket-friendly development. Static web apps, MVPs, and apps built only for creating brand awareness are apt examples.
  • Moderately complex web apps such as dynamic web apps require a bit more time and effort as they consist of interactive pages. Therefore, the development process is more expensive as compared to simple web apps. Such apps are generally built by enterprises who intend to expand their customer base and grab better business opportunities.
  • Complex web app development projects are time-consuming and incur huge expenses as their development cycle requires more resources, proficiency, and effort. eCommerce web apps and large corporation apps happen to be the most complex ones with demanding requirements and have to be customized as per the needs of the organization. So, it is advisable to rope in campaigners with prior experience in related domains for project execution.

Location of Web Development professionals

As web development is a labor-intensive activity, the project costs greatly depend on the geographical location of your development team. The cost of hiring a workforce is too high in developed countries like U.S.A, Canada, U.K, etc. Therefore, it is advisable to offshore your project to software firms based in South Asian countries like India where skilled professionals can be hired at much lower rates. This move will lower developmental expenses to a great extent.

The Pricing Strategy

While outsourcing your project to technology partners, you should select an economical pricing strategy. You need to select either of these two pricing policies – fixed and hourly-basis – as per your project needs, estimated deadline, and budget.

Web development Vendor selection

The choice of vendor for web app development defines the project budget. Given below are the types of vendors along with their estimated costs.
  • Large-scale and renowned software firms with elite office spaces, having extensive experience of partnering big-ticket clients are likely to charge more.
  • Mid-sized software firms charge lesser.
  • Independent contractors charge the least. But, a reliable contractor who will execute your project flawlessly without compromising on the quality may be an expensive deal, but a profitable deal in the long run.

Integration of database and eCommerce functionality

Database integration requires in-depth technical skills and experienced professionals to fix complex issues that are likely to arise. Furthermore, some apps need to integrate eCommerce features such as payment gateway, security threads, cookies, LDAP, etc. Needless to say, the integration of database and eCommerce functionality raises the app development costs.

Deployment costs

Infrastructural expenses like web hosting and domain registration charges also need to be considered as a part of cost.

Maintenance and Updates post-deployment

After the app launch, one has to spend on maintenance issues like bug-fixing, etc., and the addition of new features via updated versions. The more the number of enhanced versions, the greater are the expenses incurred.

Final verdict

The aforesaid information about the key factors affecting web app development expenses would help businesses to chalk out the project cost estimate and devise smart strategies to reduce expenses.
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Best Practices to follow in Angular Development– Part II

Best Practices to follow in Angular Development– Part II
In our last blog, i.e. Best Practices to follow in Angular Development in 2020– Part I, we had outlined numerous Angular app development practices that could be highly beneficial to the Angular developers. These included the following:
  • Rules for Angular Coding Styles
  • Top Security Practices to be followed in Angular
  • Routing and related Practices to be considered in Angular
  • How to prevent memory Leaks
  • How to use Template Directive
  • Utilization of noteworthy accessibility tool- Angular CLI
So, this blog is the continuation of Part I and here, you will get a glimpse of a few more important tips and tricks that ease out the development process in Angular as well as result in an impeccable end-product. Do read the Part I blog here.

Ideal Tips and Tricks for Angular App Development Process

Taking the advantage of ES6 features
In Angular, one of the JS versions-ECMAScript, gets updated with interesting features and functionalities in every release of Angular. ES6 is its latest version and has vital features available for efficient development.
  • ‘let and const’ instead of ‘var’: By making use of ‘let and const‘ rather than ‘var‘ helps you prevent the issues related to var. Developers can use ‘let‘in a normal situation and the value doesn’t get changed, then ‘const’ should be in its place.
  • Spread operator: ES6 also comes with a ‘spread operator’ (depicted by three dots (…)) and is commonly used for arrays; but can also help in some common tasks. It helps ‘iterable‘ that can be, sets, strings, arrays, etc. to spread in the receiver.
Naming conventions
Naming conventions improves the readability and maintainability to a great extent. It helps the Angular app developers to find the required code, filenames, folders, etc. faster and makes the understanding easier. So, follow the below-mentioned naming conventions, as indicated by the Angular style guide:
  • Use consistent names for all the available symbols.
  • In the descriptive names, make use of dashes for separating words
  • Follow a certain pattern that explains the features of the symbol first and then its type. The recommended pattern- feature.type.ts.
  • Make use of dots for separating the descriptive name from the type.
  • Also, make use of conventional type names like.component, .service, .module, .directive, .pipe, etc.
Maintaining the folder structure properly
It is of utmost importance to maintain a proper folder structure during Angular app development that can easily adapt to any modifications done during the development process. For instance:
— app
|– modules
|– home
|– [+] components
|– [+] pages
|– home-routing.module.ts
|– home.module.ts
|– core
|– [+] authentication
|– [+] footer
|– [+] guards
|– [+] http
|– [+] interceptors
|– [+] mocks
|– [+] services
|– [+] header
|– core.module.ts
|– ensureModuleLoadedOnceGuard.t
|– logger.service.ts
|– shared
|– [+] components
|– [+] directives
|– [+] pipes
|– [+] models
|– [+] configs
|– assets
|– scss
|– [+] partials
|– _base.scss
|– styles.scss
Using state management libraries
In Angular, state management is useful for the management of state transitions as it helps store the state of any kind of data. Several state management libraries like NGXS, NGRX, Akita, etc. are available and they come with different usages, purposes, states, etc. Amongst all of these, NGXS is one of the most widely preferred libraries since it has an easier learning curve and is highly stable as compared to others.
Using the right operators
Using appropriate operators in Angular is essential for various situations, especially when the flattening operators are used with the observables. So, follow the below ways for this:
  • Try to use mergeMap for handling all the emissions concurrently if you are willing to handle one emission after the other goes for concatMap.
  • Try to use switchMap when you want to ignore the previous emissions because of the new ones.
  • For canceling the new emissions, try using an operator called exhaustMap.
Utilizing service workers for a responsive app
Service workers are especially helpful in making the apps interactive and responsive. They help in converting the SPAs into PWAs by integrating native features into them. They help in providing a native experience to the apps. They help in caching the version completely when the web pages are refreshed. Service workers also load the new or latest cached code in other tabs. They also download resources when the content is changed. Service workers can be used with any version of Angular above the fifth version.
Isolation of all the API hacks
For fixing the bugs and issues in the APIs, it is essential to have the hacks in components and also to isolate the API hacks in one place. This will help in keeping the hacks close to the API and thus, minimum code will have to deal with the un-hacked code. It also helps the Angular developers to find these hacks easily while fixing the bugs.
Using Smart vs. Dummy Components
Separating the smart and dummy components is another important practice that every Angular app development company should follow. Dummy components are utilized only for presentation purposes, so they do not know where the data comes from. In such scenarios, using smart components that can inherit the presentation logic of dummy components is the best approach.
Ensuring proper documentation as much as possible
Last but not the least, it is a great practice to document the code, methods used, variables, etc. wherever possible. This helps other Angular developers to understand the logic and purpose of the code; which in turn improves code readability and management. Also, documenting the role and the applications of every variable and method is a good practice. For methods, every single parameter needs to be defined with multi-line comments specifying in brief about the tasks that the method accomplishes.

Key Takeaways:

Every release of Angular comes with some exciting features that the developer community and the Angular app development companies must be aware of. These will help in proactively avoiding blunders during development and keeping the applications bug-free.
Do have a look at our blogs for more knowledge on Angular:
That is all for today!
I hope this blog will be useful to every software company providing Angular app development services during the development of their Angular projects. In case you have some more tips and tricks to share with us, do comment below.
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