Building a Successful Web Application: Myths Debunked


Ever since the introduction of the smartphone, mobile applications swept the world and with this, web applications remain to be relevant. In today’s age, everything has become simplified as it to satisfy us based on our collective convenience.

After many decades, it’s a surprise that even if these web apps have existed for how many years, there are still myths that continue to perpetuate and produce poorly-informed decisions when it comes to web application development processes. Below are some of the myths that will be debunked for the sake of useful information.

Creating a Web Application is Highly Expensive

When people are asked to name a few web applications, they usually answer the big ones in the game such as Facebook, eBay, or Amazon. Though they are, indeed, examples of web applications, the names mentioned only represent a small fraction of the populace of successful web apps, and a number of them aren’t even as high-maintenance and costly as the aforementioned web applications.

Since it’s less likely of you to target a web application to be as big as Facebook, creating a web application is, in fact, be quite affordable. In this age, there has been a massive influx of developers which means that this service will always be available and feasible, and you have to determine the right ones to tap into.

When Released, a Web Application is Finished

When a web application finally goes live, the work doesn’t stop there. In fact, it’s far from done. A web application, if one deems it to be successful and working, has to undergo a lot of improvement, unit and user acceptance testing, and updates to compete according to trends.

This can be proven by every update that your installed applications undergo. You can notice that there’s a new release of updates and fixes almost regularly, and this only shows that even after a web application’s launch, its development doesn’t stop there.

Unless you retire your web application, its development process never really stops. To achieve significant improvements, you might want to create an efficient feedback mechanism to improve your web application as though to cater to your audience’s needs and preference.

Coding is the Only Thing that Matters

It is no lie that a great website is created through great coding skills, but this fact only covers half of the truth. Behind every effective web application also includes excellent application development that deals with how the user is going to take and perceive the app, which is just as important as the backbone of the web application.The user interface is the first thing that your users or audience will get in touch with. Therefore, it should be as impressive as the service or features that your web app offer. Making sure that your application effectiveness is also as important as seeing to it that it is user-friendly as much as possible.

Security is the Least of the Things that You Should Worry

Hackers seek to take advantage of multiple websites for various reasons, and financial gain is usually the reason. Most of these hackers typically spend their time trying to penetrate web applications, most especially those in large financial services and use this for their illegal pursuits.

Large companies, however, took the necessary precautions by implementing robust security in their web applications, thus motivating these hackers to target small and medium-sized web apps.

With this, thinking that hackers won’t target your young and fresh web application would be false and misleading as it would do you more harm than non-existent good. Your web application’s safety and security should be just as important as your goals of making it successful.

Building an effective and efficient web application from scratch will never be easy, and being able to disregard myths from factual information will help you increase your pursuit of creating your successful web application.