How does your team approach creating custom web apps?
At SoftKraft we are dedicated to creating custom web apps that deliver real business value. We start every new partnership with an initial discovery, research, and estimation phase to ensure all project requirements are clearly understood, then we move on to a planning phase, and then into well-managed front-end development sprints.
You can expect your project to follow these steps when you work with our front-end development company:
Initial discovery, research & estimation
We listen to understand what you want to build, what features your product should have, and what bottom-line results you want.
Workshops & planning
The results-driven design thinking approach we use at SoftKraft is a catalyst for the iterative software product development process. It combines the best software product development methodologies. Get ready for an intense design workshop that will clarify your business idea and help us build a much better product.
Software development life-cycle is a structured and repetitive process that is divided into smaller parts - sprints. Each iteration covers a part of the project scope that is deliverable in a short and controllable period of time. Following agile methodology best practices, each sprint ends with a demo of a working part of the product, which opens user acceptance testing.
Stabilization & release process
Software development is a complex process that needs a stabilization phrase. During this stage, we focus on perfecting every area that makes the final product meet the business agility goals. When the stabilization stage is over and we have positive user feedback from the first users we can deploy the first version into the production environment.
Support & aftercare
After successful product development we can continue to provide support. We can monitor the performance and we are ready to fix all the issues based on the SLA or a different arrangement.
Depending on the client and project needs, we set the rules for support and technical improvements. We set the error handling rules, issues priorities, time of our reaction, and the amount of time of our developers that we should book monthly without sacrificing product quality.
Learn more: Software Product Development Services
What design processes and tools do you use for UI/UX design?
UI/UX design is a critical part of any front-end development or software development project. Without a great design you risk building a web app that users simply do not find appealing or usable. In fact, 25% of project failures are attributed to UX design issues!
At SoftKraft we use a standard UI/UX design process to ensure our clients have a well-designed, customer-centric product:
- Design brief. We start the user interface design process by setting design goals. These goals will be formulated by the use of a detailed design brief, which helps to ensure all stakeholders are aligned on the goals, project scope, target, audience, and other details.
- Market research. Depending on the scope of the project, we will either utilize your team’s own market research or conduct our own to ensure we thoroughly understand the target market, user groups, and the competition.
- Storyboarding. We’ll create a low-fidelity visual that focuses on users and their actions, thoughts, goals, emotions, and relationships.
- Design concept selection. Our in house team of designers will create design preview or moodboards to help you select a final design direction before proceeding with further design work and app development.
- Prototyping. At this point, wireframes and clickable design prototypes will be created to help you visualize every screen of the mobile app or web app before a single line of code is written.
- Handover to development team. After wireframes have been finalized, the front developers will begin app development. Our designers will work hand-in-hand with the team to ensure a smooth development process.
Depending on the project, our team utilizes tools such as Figma, Sketch, Axure, and Balsamiq to develop UI/UX designs, wireframes, and mockups.
Read more: UI Design Process
What technologies do you use for front-end development?
Our frontend development team uses a variety of modern technologies to build web and mobile applications, including React, Next.js, Gatsby, and sometimes Vue.js.
- Next.js is a framework for server-rendered React applications. It provides us with a powerful toolset for building fully featured web apps with performance and scalability in mind.
- Gatsby is a static site generator that utilizes React. With Gatsby, we can quickly create static sites with rich data integrations and modern tooling.
How will you ensure that my web app is optimized for all devices?
Ensuring that a web application is optimized for all devices requires a combination of manual testing, code reviews, and a selection of other appropriate development practices.
Manual testing is essential in order to ensure that the web application works correctly and is optimized for all devices. This can involve testing the application on a range of devices, including mobile devices, desktops, and tablets. The manual testing will cover all aspects of the application, including performance, usability, and responsiveness. This ensures any potential issues are detected and addressed before launch.
Code reviews are also an important part of ensuring that a web application is optimized for all devices. For this we utilize Git Flow, which allows for peer review of code changes. This ensures that any code changes are properly reviewed and tested before being deployed.
Finally, other development practices are also followed as needed to ensure that the web application is optimized for all devices. This includes following coding standards, using appropriate tools and frameworks, and writing testable code.
Read more: SDLC vs STLC: What's the Difference?
What kind of testing processes do you have in place to ensure quality?
At SoftKraft we have a comprehensive testing process in place to ensure the highest quality of every software solution we build. This process includes both manual testing and automated testing.
Each front-end developer is experienced in manually reviewing every feature of your product. They put the product through a rigorous set of tests to ensure it works as expected and meets your requirements. Our testers are also responsible for writing detailed test plans and test cases, which are then used to execute the tests.
For automated testing, we make use of the Cypress framework for end-to-end tests. This allows us to quickly and accurately test our product from the user's perspective. We can write tests that navigate through our application and interact with different elements, such as buttons, forms, and links. We also use Cypress for integration tests, which allow us to test how different components of our application interact with each other.
Overall, our testing process is designed to ensure that our product is of the highest quality and meets all of our customers' needs.
Read more: SDLC vs STLC: What's the Difference?
What is your pricing structure for front-end development services?
Our pricing structure for front-end web development services is mainly based on hourly rates. Depending on the complexity of the project and the amount of customer’s requirements, the costs can vary significantly. Our hourly rate for front-end development services are competitively priced. We strive to provide value to our customers, and that’s why our rates are structured in a way that allows us to offer the best possible prices.
At the end of the day, our goal is to provide you with a unique, cost-effective, and efficient solution that meets all of your front-end development needs. We are confident that our pricing structure will help you to achieve the results you’re looking for in a timely and budget-friendly manner.
We’d be happy to provide you with a detailed project estimate. Check availability and hourly rates.