We can build secure, server-based software to solve your specific problems, giving your application cross-platform compatibility. We use rapid prototyping to develop an accurate model that interacts efficiently with your users and systems, keeping development time and costs to a minimum.
After an initial customer scoping discussion, we adopt agile methods to rapidly prototype any application. Several iterations are usually required so that we thoroughly understand the client's needs; this typically helps the client better understand the problem they face. During this development we are aiming to:
- Build an accurate data model.
- Identify key business goals and required functions.
- Understand the users and systems that need to interact with this model.
- Develop a pragmatic user experience, from data capture to report generation.
- Reduce time and cost to a minimum.
Cognimatic has delivered many applications for businesses, charities and NGOs, including a project to manage refuse collection in post-earthquake Haiti; data collection and reporting for industrial waste collection, and a system for capability assessment in the North Sea Oil industry.
Software typically accessed through a cross-platform browser via the internet or a secure intranet. The main number-crunching power and data storage is on a centralized server, so information can be easily shared between users in different locations, and accessed via a multitude of devices. The application can be maintained and updated centrally, and various options for security and user access can be implemented. One or more web applications can also be integrated into a more conventional website. Examples of typical web applications are email, online retail, surveys, wikis etc.
The world is now swamped with 'apps' - which are known as 'Native Applications.' Such apps are purchased and downloaded via an online store (or boxed versions purchased in a bricks and mortar shop), then installed on the device concerned. Such apps typically have a more rapid response and are not reliant on a fast network connection; however, it is difficult to share data, keep the application updated and far more expensive to implement for multi-platforms.
Read more about native vs web apps on our blog.