Custom web applications, Web app development, web app estimate

The world has moved from the question of ‘Why do we need a web app?’ to ‘How much will a web app cost?” A large number of custom web applications are developed each month to help businesses achieve their business goals.

Surfing the internet won’t help as much as you’d hope since there are many factors involved when you want a clear answer to the cost of your web application.

Let’s take the example of an architectural design.

Now we all know how details as small as finishing the house would play an immense role in making it look worthy of buying. But there’s an obvious catch; buying a building that is intricately polished would cost a lot more than a normal building.

Similar is the case with web app development costs. But here, things are a little more complex than buildings.

Factors that Influence the Cost for Custom Web Applications

If you have surveyed around in the market, you probably know that cost varies from company to company.

Custom web applications, web estimate

Apparently, Pakistani developers and small IT firms are charging much lower considering their current ranking, as shown. 

Web application costs, GIS Application Development, web app estimate

Owing to socio-economic factors, cost for software development in Pakistan is quite low, even if you require a custom app.

Prevent unexpected Web App Costs

There are a number of reasons why the development costs may rise unexpectedly. Here are the two major reasons:

  • A vendor may present you with the lowest cost possible to win your attention at first; then charge you expectedly. (Beware of such vendors)
  • The scope of the project can increase which may increase the cost as well.

Negotiate with your Vendor

Negotiation is the most important ingredient that will play a role in capitalizing on the opportunities for both parties. Poor negotiation can lead to chaos and confusion in the later stages which can turn out to be a bad experience for everyone. Therefore, offer your technology partner the benefits of working with you and cut a deal that satisfies both of you in every aspect. 

Call the vendors directly! 

If you are looking for GIS application development, chances are that you may need the above-mentioned practices to ensure smooth dealing. Nevertheless, the best way to avoid high costs for custom web applications is to find the right vendor for your business. Communicate with them directly about possible costs that may incur during the development process. This will help you iron out all the details so that you become wary of all the expected costs.

For instance, at OneClout, we provide free estimates for the scope of the project. Click here to get in touch with our team. 

 

Python, GIS Development

It is no surprise that the use of Python in GIS has increased drastically in the last few decades; the reason being is, its sheer power and aptness in the deployment of features to make the web mapping apps more user-friendly.

According to ZDNet, it is anticipated that Python will become the most sought-after programming language in the next few years, overtaking C and Java.

As of today, more and more companies are realizing the benefits of Python and its role in taking GIS application development to a whole new level, particularly with the frequent introductions of its upgraded versions. For instance, Python 3.8.1 that was released last October came with all the necessary improvements. One of the most prominent changes that have been observed would be the introduction of assignment expressions (:=). (And yes, they do resemble with the eyes and tusks of a Walrus)

Python in GIS, GIS Application Development 

But how does python in GIS help?

Good question!

Below are a few of the benefits that GIS community can reap:

Eliminating redundancy

With the constant evolution in the language, the room for redundancy has been thinned out owing to its ability to solve problems. For instance, you can design the organized spatial analyses using Python with zero redundancy. Also, the language itself is easy to deploy, hence, resulting in a simplified GIS development. To top it all, with a vast array of open source tools embedded in the web applications, users can now have customized features and programs within those applications. This has been made possible due to Python, which is highly efficient when it comes to solving specific problems within a larger application.

The Power of Libraries

Having access to numerous libraries, Google Maps being one of them, Python has enabled the programmers to build integrated GIS mapping apps, and web programs to enable new features and tools for the users.

Custom Application Development

Whether your business requires a location-based web app or its more customized version, Python in GIS can save you a lot of time and money with the help of its efficient frameworks. Its web framework, Django, can help you set up a simplistic web app while the sub-framework, GeoDjango, can help with the implementation of the numerous features.

However, for the right implementation of these technologies, it is pertinent to hire someone with great expertise in the specific industry; only then your product will yield the expected results.

Click here to get in touch with the team for consultancy and more.

Emerging Technologies, GIS Development, Drone Mapping, Cloud

What is considered state-of-the-art will someday become as obsolete as ‘Floppy Disk’ or ‘Dial-up-modem’. As a result of disruptive technologies, everything has changed. Gone are the days when accountants did all the work manually and gold was reserved against the money. Even erecting building structures was considered an astounding job; now GIS has made the job less complex.

Nothing in today’s era is static; the world is witnessing new heights of advancements not only in AI but in other technologies as well.  The unwavering transformations in drone mapping, blockchain, cloud computing, and quantum computing are also making waves in the industries and communities all around the globe.

Age of Artificial Intelligence

Once touted as a work of fiction, AI has become a modern-day facet of the technological world. And with every passing day, we are getting closer to achieving the impossible. One of the Chief fellows of Gartner, Daryl Plummer, went one step further and raved about how modern technology is challenging the very nature of what we define as ‘humanity’. 

Emerging tech

But how has Artificial Intelligence marked its territory in the age of technology?

Most of the tech giants we trail around, like Apple, Banjo, IBM and Google, are religiously utilizing AI in their information systems, to perform complex human tasks at break-neck speeds. Moreover, with the induction of voice recognition technology, predictive analysis, and intelligent machines, AI is creating quite a ripple on a massive level.

The rise in Drones and GIS Development

The interest of CTO’s and technology analysts have piqued ever since aerial devices have gotten available in the market. Truth be told, no one had fathomed the rising development in GIS applications before those compact drone mapping devices were discovered. 

Drone Mapping, Drone Mapping Solutions, GIS Application Development

According to Gartner’s predictions, it is anticipated that IoT-powered drones will double its shipment to half a million in the next year and will cross 1.3 million in the subsequent year. The reason for such a staggering increase in the demand for these devices is quite simple. Aerial devices coupled with GIS  application development solutions are productive and far more efficient when it comes to catering to a wide range of industries. Especially in the construction industry where a sound drone mapping software has become a cornerstone of the construction processes. Using these 3D mapping devices, you no longer have to survey the land using your feet; since drones tend to be faster and reliable when it comes to conducting site surveying and monitoring earth-works. 

Apart from the GIS in construction, Drones and geospatial technologies are constantly improving the GIS application development process in various other sectors. And fortunately, USFAA legislations have loosened as well which can be game-changing in the massive adaptation of the latest technology in those sectors.

The Impact of Cloud-Computing

Emerging Technology, Cloud, GIS

There has been an unprecedented growth in cloud-computing as major technology stalwarts have continued to supply cloud services; and it has resulted in 37 percent growth in an overall public cloud, reported by Synergy Research Group. That includes infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS).

Studies also predict that markets for these services will double in size in the next few years.

Quantum Computing

Ever since the term ‘Quantum’ has coined, its technology has unfolded drastically over the last few decades. Millions of dollars are being invested to make new strides in the quantum arena.

With IBM’s recent unveiling of a Quantum Computer, it was further elaborated that the system is capable of solving complex calculations that are far superior to classical computing. Garcáa Ripoll, from the Institute of Fundamental Sciences, also points out that quantum computing does offer the advanced problem-solving ability and infinite possibilities. However, she thinks its still a long way to go.

Quantum Computing, GIS

Final Verdict

Whether you want to streamline your GIS application development process, build a cloud-based app or go all quantum, the challenge for most businesses does not lie in identifying the right technology stack. It is to find the right IT partner that can execute and implement those contemporary technologies in a seamless manner. A competent technology partner always utilizes efficient project management approaches to aid successful implementation i.e. agile software development or lean software development.

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