Web App Development Ideas & Guide

“You Can Now Experience The Features Of An App In A Website”

Today, the web is powered by millions of ‘Web apps’, the ‘App-like Websites’…

You might be familiar with the Google Workspace web app – G-docs, a writing tool. Create a new doc, share it with your team for easy accessibility to all and from different devices. Any addition, deletion, and comments added to the doc will automatically be updated. 

This is how a “Web App” works…   

Wikipedia’s answer to What is a Web App

A web application (or web app) is an application software that runs on a web browser, unlike software programs that run locally and natively on the operating system (OS) of the device. Web applications are delivered on the World Wide Web to users with an active network connection.      

In simple words, a web app is the next-level of website that mutually benefits both users and site owners. You can interact with your web visitors and allow them to perform actions over an internet-enabled device/browser. 

Did you know?

People spend an average of 90% of their time on web apps!!!

Effective Web App Development Ideas

And now, you’re into exploring the core part of this post, that is to say, the various ideas of developing your web app.

Web App Development Ideas for Established Businesses

Perhaps, you’re working as a proficient web app developer or other designations in a reputable organization. Else, running an enterprise-level business that may or may not relate to web app development. 

When we call it an ‘organization’ you may already have a website or don’t, it’s not a big deal. Making the website more interactive for the users is what matters the most. Incorporate these web app features we’ve listed below. 

CEO Dashboard

Data is an asset for a business. Irrespective of the industry vertical, managing all data in a single place and making it accessible to the team, from an executive’s view is crucial. 

Normally, CEOs deal with multiple data of leads, executives, board members, and so on. Managing everything in paperworks or spreadsheets might not be guaranteed. Dashboard web apps are a disruptive force that fired out traditional data management tools. 

Build a full-fledged dashboard webapp that provides organization leads with an overview of what’s happening on the grounds. 

Prior Bookings

Have you ever missed the first shot of your favorite sport in a live concert by standing at ticket counters? the first few scenes of the film? the comfy seats in buses? the favorite table at the restaurant as you take your fiance for a night meal?   

It’ll be like breaking the ears when you hear – “Sorry, these are already reserved”. Either you’ve to visit in-person long before the event or avail for the one that’s left out when you go at the eleventh hour. 

Certainly, with the help of the online booking feature, these are fading out slightly. On that line, your web app solution could help your customers counter-attack these issues. 

Maybe, you’re working in any restaurant or theatre or any vertical where events will be booked, create a simple user-friendly web app and enable users to decide their seats, tables, menus, cabs, etc., priorly as they like and not what’s left out.

CRM Platform

In simple words, Content Relationship Management (CRM) helps you to maintain connectivity with your customers and respond to queries, issues, complaints, and feedback raised at the customers’ end.  

A web app pays it off! Yes, undeniably there are many big players in the CRM market, but when you build it on your own, it creates a unique identity for your business. Also, your customers will get an opportunity of interacting with you from a website come app.

Job Openings

In the early 2000s candidates were looking for jobs in the newspapers and visited in-person for the interview. Today, the trend has changed. Apps like LinkedIn, Indeed, and many others have made the job application process simple and fast.  

It’s good that you advertise your job openings on these apps, at the same time, to make your business website interactive, begin the hiring process from your site as well. Since it’s your own app, you no need to pay any dollars for running the ads like in third-party apps…

Online Payments

Right from a small remote boutique store to a 7-star residency hotel, wherever you may go, you can see a QR-code scanner placed at the front. Today, no matter in-store or online shopping, when you step into the billing counter, you’ve three options either ‘cash’ or ‘card’ and the newborn ‘scan’…

Mobile Payment Growth Rate 

Mobile Payment Growth Stats - ColorWhistle
Source: Emarketer

You may ask while mobile payments are already popular in such a way, what is it going to benefit me off a web app. The main reason is, many mobile apps & software have too much of limitations in the free version. Also, users had to download the app from Google playstore or Apple Store, only then they’ll be able to sign up for it. 

Build a web app exclusively for ‘online payment’, try to offer more features in the free version so people would prefer using your web app over others. 

AI-Browser Cookies

AI-enabled browser cookies web app is one of the cool & interactive ideas of web app development. Have you ever wondered about the suggestions given by apps? You might have searched for something previously and later when you sign in to the app, you get suggestions based on your previous searches. 

Though browser cookies are like killing the privacy of your users, on the other side, it leaves a personalized experience for them. And, users always feel special when they get something customized.    

So, you can enable AI browser cookies onto your web app to deliver a personalized experience to your users.

Employee Orientation and Training

Employee orientation program plays a crucial role in educating the employees about your organization’s culture. Not only that, it also deals with several documents. Maintaining all these hardcopies would be a headache for your HR department. 

You can make these orientation and training programs seamless with the help of a web app solution. This will automate the workflow, save a lot of HR’s time, and reduce paper work documents.    

This would be great assistance during remote work to carry out the training procedures efficiently.  

Web App Development Ideas for Passionate Developers to Kickstart Own Business

Maybe you’re a passionate web app developer willing to make app development your major source of earning, if that’s the case, you’ve a lot of options to choose from list below. 

On-demand Services Under One Roof

E-commerce Sales Stats in USA - ColorWhistle

For essentials such as groceries, medicinal drugs, napkins, and other similar options, people turn upto shopping platforms due to the convenience. 

Not only for shopaholics, it’s a win-win for both. If you manufacture any products, you can promote them online through web apps, no need to setup ‘physical stores’ or pay for placing your products in some third-party stores. 

So, it’s now high time for you to build desktop-friendly web apps and get likes and hearts from these manufacturers & shopping lovers. Besides essentials and luxury items, you can build web apps for your customers to book electricians, plumbers, carpenters, outfitters, etc. on-demand for repair works.

There is no need for users to download an app and abide by its terms and conditions. 

Reselling Platforms

Over a couple of years, the ‘reselling’ concept has become the major trendsetter. A well-developed web app unites sellers from different parts of the world. There are many out there who are willing to earn from home. 

You can help such people with a reselling web app solution. For example, people who are willing to begin a business from home can use your app to sell their own products or resell others… You don’t have to purchase, store, and maintain. Sellers will take care of it, you’re just renting your space to them and also get paid for that.

Though there are a lot of reselling apps in the market, all are not said to support big-sized screen configurations. So, build a web app and get showcased easily when people look for desktop-friendly web apps.

Healthcare

Healthcare web app development is an amazing idea to kickstart a career. Typically, when patients are in observation they seek love and care. A web app can show that empathy towards patients.

They would feel cared for and comforted when someone reminds them of their appointments, dieting, drug intake, diagnosis, and other medication-related activities. Also, patients find it hard to stand in queues for booking a doctor’s appointment and purchasing the drugs.  

You can help them by building an intuitive web app with features like online booking, calendars, reminders, etc., which they can operate from a browser without even signing up into any web stores. Moreover, if you’re not interested to deal with patients and the healthcare industry, you can build and sell it to clinics and private doctors.  

Travel & Tourism

The travel and tourism industry is always evolving. Though it pauses for sometime due to pandemics, natural calamities, wars, and other such reasons, once when everything becomes normal, the travel industry will be the first to rise.  

Therefore, embarking on your web app development career in such an industry will keep you less worried about unexpected circumstances. Build a user-friendly web app for travelers to plan everything priorly inclining to their budget avoiding the last-minute risks. 

Include features like booking, itinerary, menu, accommodation, and others. Your web app can serve as a virtual guide for the travel aspirants. You can even build a web app and sell it to travel agencies. 

E-learning

The COVID-19 outbreak has breathed a new life for the virtual learning platforms. Even post-pandemic, it’s expected to continue in trends. There are many small educationalists who have so many to teach but might not have experience in app development. 

You can help such people with your unique and creative web apps. All you’ve to do is, create a platform with audio, video support, link sharing, login credentials, etc. And, sell it to the small educational institutions and private coaches.

Benefits of Web Apps for Your Business

  • Allows to interact with your customers
  • Easy to collaborate within the team
  • Can be accessed from any device at anytime 
  • Offers zero downtime guarantee
  • No need to allocate a dedicated space for downloading the traditional software/product
  • No installation issues
  • Easily customizable
  • Optimizable for search engine rankings
  • Cost-effective & time-consuming solution – Building single web app version will enable operating it across all the OS and browsers
  • Reduces paperworks, automates repetitive tasks, and increases efficiency   
  • Implements user authentication 
  • Enables users to interact like entering the login credentials, applying for jobs, uploading videos & photos, scheduling an appointment, booking tickets
  • Can be updated and maintained easily

Web Apps can Become Your Revenue Generator

Yes, you’ve read it right! 🙂 

Maybe you’re an aspiring entrepreneur looking for some interesting business ideas (or) a web developer seeking to earn from your web apps (or) a normal aspirant looking to kickstart a business at your convenience… No matter who you’re, web apps can become anybody’s “Money Bank”!!!

The one best aspect of web apps – Revenue Generation and that’s why businesses are switching toward it.  

Tips to Monetize Your Web App

Many big players in various industries are earning and expanding their reach through web apps. There are a lot of ways to monetize your web app. However, one thing to make a note is, DON’T OVERUSE any of these…

In-app Ads

Few in-app advertising ideas, when done right, you can fill-in your pockets…  

  • Video ads  
  • Banners 
  • Popups  
  • Offer walls 
  • Affiliate links
  • Relevant sponsorship ads  

Version Updates

Create a set of features that are not available in the free version. Make sure the features you integrate are worth the price your users are going to pay. And, when you introduce a premium version to your users, make them get excited to opt for it.

Subscriptions

Include a set of gated content, services, and features exclusively for subscribed users. You can offer it for monthly/yearly-basis subscriptions, this would generate a recurring payment for your business. You can even motivate the users by offering deals – ‘First come first served’, ‘Update to the pro version and avail 75% off’, or something like that. 

Kickstart Your Web App Development Journey

Before diving into the development phase, you’ve to consider certain factors, such as. 

  • Requirements
  • Design and usability
  • MVC framework
  • Database design
  • Development format 
  • Load time
  • Navigation
  • Branding
  • Hosting & domain
  • Functionalities
  • Any many more

Build a simple, user-friendly web app taking into consideration all these factors. And, voila!

Hope you’ve now chosen an idea for your web app development. If development, customization, and maintenance all seem overwhelming to you, then you can take assistance from big players in the web app development vertical. 

At ColorWhistle, we analyze the requirements and objectives you need to attain, and based on it, we build custom web app that best serves your needs. If you have any doubts regarding our web app development services, do reach us via phone at +1-(919)-234-5140 or message… We’re ready to answer your questions!  

“It’s not about ideas. It’s about making ideas happen.”

Scott Belsky
Pavithra Samuel
About the Author - Pavithra Samuel

I'm a word-aholic copywriter at ColorWhistle sharing a special bond with digital marketing. I always love to write unique and creative content. For this, my research & consistent reading habits are bolstering me a lot. I always search for unique inspirations and write them all down to use in my blogs & content. And, few content writing tools serve as my big pillars of support. Other than reading & writing, my other two beloved pals are food & music. I do post blogs & articles frequently. To get regular updates, stay tuned with us!

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