Potado is a top web development company in Singapore that builds world-class interfaces for web platforms. We are experts in user experience design ensuring that our websites are modern and easy to use. Our global team works with clients to develop digital solutions for any niche needed. Our team are not just skilled in software development, but we are conditioned to understand the full nature of your business. So we understand that building a website is just one step, and that marketing that website is essential as well. Because of that we build SEO functionality right in for your marketing team, and we can also make use of additional hacks such as data scraping to populate your web app with useful data.
In order to develop a web app, we need to have a front-end and a backend. So what does that mean exactly? A front-end is basically what happens in the web browser as a user, while the backend is what happens on the servers hosted in the cloud. The front-end covers the design and the backend hosts the data and gives us tools that allow the front-end to access use that data.
For the user interface, we also have some great frameworks that allow us to create amazing interfaces. Tailwind is great option that allows us to easily style components. There are also libraries such as MUI, Chakra UI, and Vuetify that have some components created for us to use within the web app.
The above mentioned frameworks are great for creating what we call "single page applications". These are great user experience wise, but not optimal for pages you need to be indexed on Google. Some examples of pages that could benefit from this are blog pages or e-commerce product pages. Lucky there is NextJS, and NuxtJS that allow us to do that in React and Vue respectably.
The backend is where all the data is stored. We typically host our projects on Google Cloud, but Amazon's S3 is also a solid solution. A database solution would either be SQL or NoSQL. SQL means that the data is stored in tables and rows (like Google Sheets or Microsoft Excel), while NoSQL means that the data is stored in collections with key-value pairs. Alongside the data we also need some functionality that allows us to read and write those files. At Potado, we typically use NodeJS or Python for this.
A product we love using is called Firebase. It is owned by Google and it is a NoSQL database with build in functions that allow us to speed up the development process and scale very effectively as the web application grows.
In order to develop web apps, we believe in following a process that ensures that time is optimized, deadlines are met and quality is top notch. This a quick overview of that developing a website with us looks like:
The first stage of the projects involves a lot of discussion where we draw up sketches of the ideas to illustrate functionality. We can decide on what views are required and the kind of functionality we will use on those views.
Deigning a beautiful interface is one of the most important steps in any web project. With a well designed product you will always be a step ahead of the competition. We use Figma or Adobe XD to create the designs.
With the designs, out experienced web developers turn to their keyboards to create fast and scalable applications. They website will be able to handle millions of users and it will be searchable on any search engine.
We will then deploy the web application the the cloud and set up the custom domain to make it accessible to anyone. Our team will be ready to handle continuous maintenance as needed by you.
If you want to build a web app for your business, our team of seasoned web developers here at Potado are ready to assist.