Web App Development Melbourne

Innovative Web Application Development and Cloud-Based Software Solutions

Web App Development Melbourne

HITORI provides innovative web app development services in Melbourne and cloud-based custom software development that can enhance your productivity and engagement, monitor and capture user activity, and automate repetitive and paper-based tasks. Our web app development company creates web applications optimised for all web browsers and device types, including desktop, tablet, and mobile. We also offer REST API Development, Admin/CMS development, DevOps and Security, Load Testing, and 3rd-Party API integration services.

Our team of web app developers and software engineers loves working with frameworks such as Python, Django, JavaScript, Ember.js, and React.

We have extensive experience collaborating with innovators to design and build bespoke digital platforms and applications in the enterprise, startup, and healthtech sectors. Our solutions typically feature custom-built REST APIs, cross-platform front-ends (web, mobile, and cloud), and 3rd-party API/SDK integrations. We maintain a full CI/CD pipeline for rapid product and feature releases and prefer long-term partnerships to grow and scale digital products and businesses.

HITORI’s web app development in Melbourne, Australia design and build custom web applications and software solutions that provide an excellent user experience. These applications run in the cloud and are cross-platform, compatible with all devices and browser types, including web-based browsers, native desktop/mobile applications, and mobile-based browsers.

Based in Melbourne, HITORI takes the time to fully understand your web app development or cloud-based custom software development project. We don’t just create apps; we solve real problems and bring business ideas to life, establishing ourselves as top app developers.

Web App Development Melbourne

Hitori is a digital product studio in Melbourne, Australia. We help innovative enterprises & startups improve productivity, evolve archaic systems and turn great app ideas into working products. But we don't just make apps, we build digital businesses and platforms that improve lives; all locally from our Melbourne studio.

Web App Development FAQ's

A web application or web app is a cloud-based software program that runs in a web browser and is accessible via desktop on a Mac or a PC (i.e. Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer, Edge) or mobile phone web browser (i.e. Safari, Chrome, Edge) etc.

A good example of a web app is internet banking, online accounting software, LinkedIn and any ‘website’ that is more like complex custom software development solution than a simple marketing content style site yet is still accessible via a web browser. A website such as a hotel or flight booking site may also fall into the web app category as it is very dynamic and has many real-time API integrations (see next Q for more info).

In most cases a website is quite simple, they may be dynamic (i.e. have a CMS such as WordPress or Drupal) but the end result is a marketing or content based website such as a company information site or a blog.

A web application on the other hand is very complex; it has/can have a login, multiple complex user levels and permission sets, complex data display in tables and graphs and may even have integrations with other 3rd-party API’s and systems.

A good example is net banking; or maybe an even better is accounting software such as MYOB.

MYOB was purely desktop software installable locally on a desktop computer via a CD-ROM (back in the day!). i.e. an exe (executable/installable software) on a Windows operating system on your local hard drive; the issue is it was also only accessible on the computer in which the software was installed.

MYOB now (somewhat due to cloud-only competitors such as Xero eating up their market share) have cloud software that runs via a web browser (a web application). MYOB is now available anywhere you have internet access via a web browser; the online version of MYOB is a web application.

Like anything it depends how they are built and the skill-set and experience of the developers / development team creating the web application.

Building secure and scalable software is not simple and in today’s interconnected online world is even more important than ever!

Web applications and a web apps database are stored in the cloud on a cloud-based web hosting service such as AWS (Amazon Web Services) &/or Microsoft Azure both of which we use. Various security measures are built in to all web apps that we develop and when using a robust web framework such as Django many have core security measures in place to make it easier to be compliant. This is not to say that you can simply use a framework and the job is done! You’re not even close! To build a secure web application many, many factors need to be considered such as the industry sector and required security frameworks (such as HIPAA for healthcare).

You should also consider how the data should be stored at rest in the database (i.e. encryption approach), do you need 2FA, should their be IP restrictions in place, what server/s need access to each other (such as web or API servers to database servers) and what level of access various users should have to the data stored; i.e. who should be able to see &/or export what! There is certainly alot to consider and it should not be taken lightly.

There is many technologies available to use to build web apps, from JS to .NET and Rails; our preferred is Python, Django, Ember.js and React.

We choose Python and Django due to its many years of robust security and productivity practices; it helps us build excellent back-end API’s with vast amounts of additional Python modules from authentication to data analysis.

We choose Ember.js due to it being a productive, battle-tested JavaScript framework for building modern web applications. Ember has been used by many large companies such as LinkedIn, Netflix and Apple.

We also if preferred by clients (or if more suited to the project scope) use React; a very solid front-end development framework however not a full-fledged framework like Ember it is extremely popular and fast.

Most web apps have 2 main parts; a front-end (the part interacted with by a user in a web-browser) AND a back-end API, the part not seen by the user but crucial for a web app to function; the back-end is the part used to authenticate/login a user and ‘talk’ to a database (or potentially also other 3rd-party API’s).

The front and back ends of a web application are both imperative and based on the design and overall system architecture of a web app will filter and display data as quickly, securely and intuitively to a user as possible in a web browser.

A web app’s back-end (i.e. the API) may also be centrally used to connect and display data to a mobile app.

These are the core components that make up a web app development project.

We have built many different kinds of web apps across many industry sectors for well over a decade now; these include web apps for healthcare orgs, enterprise apps (that usually also had a mobile app and 3rd-party API integrations, data analytics and PDF/email reporting features) and for many startups – we’ve also built several startups from the ground up including two of our own!


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