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Most web and mobile applications need the back-end service for proper operation. The choice of back-end technology is crucial for the entire system because it affects its speed, operating costs and reliability. A properly designed and built back-end ensures transaction security and protection of its users’ data. An important aspect of the back-end system is its database. The choice of database, relational or non-relational, and its design affect the speed of a given application, security and the possibility of extension in the future. A properly designed system should also have a well-designed and documented API so that integration with web and mobile applications is as efficient as possible.
Back-end is often considered a more difficult part of an IT system than Front-end. The way things work, the logic vs the outlook are what piques our interest. We have a passion for algorithms, math and data structures. Some of us have participated in national and international algorithmic contests and enjoy problem-solving challenges, even after hours.
The time wherein applications and websites were built only using JS, HTML, SCSS has passed. Today, front-end apps are a showpiece for your business because it is something that the user sees and can work with. The front-end application must be fast, secure, able to support poor-quality internet connection as well as different screen resolutions, and above all provide first-class user experience.
In designing front-end applications we have various frameworks to choose from, such as React, Vue, Angular, just to mention a few, that provide speed and good user experience. These applications also let developers work effectively so that the application can be created fast while maintaining good quality and the possibility of long-term use.
For many years, Facebook’s React had been a king of modern web frameworks. In recent times, the trend changed. Many engineers nowadays prefer Vue.js over React with Vue also garnering more stars on Github. Vue allows for faster, more intuitive web development as compared to React. However, both Vue and React are very similar and shine especially for smaller projects such as MVPs or prototypes.
For corporate web applications, we have observed that Angular 2 is a better solution because it offers a uniform way of doing things that is important for big and extensive web projects. It also allows for a faster on-boarding of new engineers to the system. Many big firms we work with very recently prefer using Angular over React or Vue.
Smartphones are one of the most essential technologies nowadays. That is why a mobile app can make your business accessible to millions of users. For your application to be successful, it must be intuitive, fast, practical, and above all, easy to use. Our experts carry out the process of creating applications, from the design to clickable prototypes that will help understand the needs of the market and its potential users. After this, they incrementally provide subsequent parts of the application so that you, our client, have continuous insight and can take part in its creation. The choice of technology between Native or Cross-platform solutions is substantial when designing the application.On cross-platforms solutions such as React Native, Cordova, or Flutter, the application is created simultaneously on both Android and IOS resulting in reduced time and costs. However, native solutions have certain advantages over cross-platform, so it is encouraged to make the decision at the very beginning.
When the application is ready, it is then deployed to the Play Store (Android) and the App Store (IOS).
Our recommendation for cross-platform solutions is to use Flutter which is Google’s counterpart to Facebook’s React Native. It has been stable since December 2018 and is quickly gaining popularity in the mobile community. We have also observed that app development is much faster with Flutter compared to Cordova or React Native which is very important especially for the MVP stage or a quick prototype. You can read more about Flutter here.