Creating Your Own Web Application

April 28, 2022 by Pragya Bansal

Have you ever found yourself wondering how easy life would be if you could create your own web application that could help you complete your tasks? Well, nowadays, creating your own application is easier than ever!

We, at Viva Coder, understand the need for empowering individuals with the right information to create and innovate.

To help you create your own app, we have listed a step-by-step guide. Check it out!

But first, for the uninitiated, what is a web application?

In simple words, a web application is a computer program that presents information to the users through the web browser and helps you with carrying out certain functions. Examples of web applications include online banking, shopping forums, and booking reservations.

Now that you are acquainted with the idea of a web application, let us go through the steps of creating one on your own.

STEP 1: Know the type of web application you want

Before you start the development stage, you must know exactly the results you wish to achieve. Do you need a static web page or a dynamic web page? Do you want a single-page app or a multiple-page app? Is your web page for content management or e-commerce?

You can also choose from portal web applications where information can be centralized and progressive web applications that are being used by companies like Twitter to deliver the best user experience. The bottom line here is to know exactly what you want your web app to do and start from there.

STEP 2: Developing a web application with or without coding

The beauty of technology is that it has become easier than ever to get anything done. With the sophisticated tools available at your disposal, you can create your own web application even without any coding skills. Some of these tools you can try are Treeline, Bubble, and Pixate.

However, if you want to create a high-end customized web app, then you can consider hiring a web developer who can then build you a quality web app with any and all unique specifics you want.

STEP 3: Map out your web application’s functionalities

Since you know exactly what you want your web application to do, it is time to identify the functionalities of your web application. Here, it is crucial to remember that the more the functionalities, the more time it will take for you to build your web app.

So, choose carefully, and in the beginning, keep only what is must to bring your idea to life. It is important to remember that functionalities can be revised and added at a later stage too.

STEP 4: Sketch, sketch, sketch!

This is my favorite part of web app development. All you have to do is pick up a notebook and a pen and draw a basic design of what you want your web application to look like. Design the buttons you want, how where you would place your logo, how a user would navigate through the web page and everything else you want to see in the design.

STEP 5: Create your prototype

Creating a prototype is one of the most important steps toward building your web application as it will give you a practical understanding of what your web application will look like. You can use tools like Adobe XD and Figma to prototype your web application.

Another important part of prototyping is getting feedback. Ensure that you get valuable feedback from your target audience and incorporate the necessary changes in the final application.

STEP 6: Build your database

Your database is where all the data and information will be stored. There are many types of databases available, but for web applications, SQL is the most commonly used database.

STEP 7: Build your frontend and backend

The frontend is what your users will be able to see on your application. The frontend of web applications is commonly developed with the help of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

The backend of your web application is where you manage all your data. The backend serves the frontend and provides authentication and authorization to the users. You can use a tool like Buildbase to develop your backend.

STEP 8: Hosting and deploying your web application

Now that your web application is ready, you will need a server to host your web application and buy a domain. Once that is done, your web application is ready for the world. You can use tools like GitLab or BitBucket to deploy your app.

I hope that this blog gave you a picture of all you need to do to create your own web application. This is just a short overview of the process. The actual process is, of course, lengthier.

But worry not, we have some excellent guides, courses, and roadmaps for you at Viva Coder that will help you with the nitty-gritty of web application development. Check out our guide to frontend and backend development for all things coding.

Web application: Fun trivia!

Static, dynamic, single page, animated web, portal web, and E-commerce are some common types of web applications.

Web applications provide advantages such as cross-platform compatibility, reduced costs, secure live data, easily manageable, and highly deployable.

Yes. C++ can be used to program the server-side of a web application.

Some of the best languages for backend development include JavaScript, Python, PHP, Java, and Ruby.

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