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The Scope of Capabilities for Web Applications

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by | Nov 20, 2014 | Web Design

What is a web application?

A web application is any kind of application that uses a remote server to deliver information through the Internet to a browser. Applications can be as minimal as a community message board, or as complicated as a spreadsheet.

What are the benefits of a web application?

Web applications are a fantastic way for a business to take advantage of technology to improve employee productivity and efficiency. It gives users the opportunity to access their businesses information and data from anywhere in the world and at any time of day. It is an opportunity for a business owner to save time and money, as well as being able to improve the interconnectivity with consumers and business partners.

A web application can be used in a variety of different industries and job roles. For instance, an administrator can use a web application to work from any location, or a sales representative can access client information no matter what time of day.

Web applications are easy to use and can manage many different parts of your business. Let iPoint develop your business a customized web application that helps your business manage content or perform an e-commerce function.

Simple Web Applications:

A simple web application can be a function that is as simple as Google Calendar. Google Calendar lets users be able to quickly create events, such as “Client Meeting, 9 am, 123 Main Street”, and then the application puts it into your calendar.

The best part of this simple application is the straight forward way that it helps users to be able to organize their schedule, and calendar sharing.  Additionally, you can create different calendars to share with different people, e.g. kid’s calendar vs. business calendar. You can look at both the kid’s calendar and the business calendar at the same time, or you can unclick kid’s calendar to focus on your business calendar.

This simple web application helps the end users to save time by allowing many calendars to be shared by different people, allows for easy use of a virtual calendar that can be accessed anywhere and gives users the ability to schedule reoccurring appointments.

Complex Web Applications:

A complex web application can manage content for a large chunk of a business. A great example of this is the web application called Basecamp. Basecamp is a project management tool that helps users manage multiple projects at once, with to-do lists, file sharing capability, messaging, calendars and time tracking.

Using Basecamp allows users to be able to manage their time, tasks and projects in an organized way, making life a lot easier for someone who runs a business with multiple projects, multiple people and location variance.  The ease of use of this application makes it an accessible tool for everyone in the work place. It is a simple, fast and scalable service application that just makes project management more manageable.

If it sounds like a web application might improve the quality of your business, please give us a call 970-266-0703.