Web portals are about building and maintaining an active community of users around a concept. Portals try to be one stop solution for the topic in question. Building successful portals demands a very high level of energy and enthusiasm from the founders, and a passion for the topic. We have worked with several enterprising startups in giving shape to their ideas.
Portals often start small and grow along with their user base. While a portal has to be fully functional and easy to navigate, it is important to start small with all the core functionalities required to attract and maintain an audience. We help our customers in choosing the right functionalities to start the portal, and help them build a minimum viable product (MVP) that can be implemented and launched at a fraction of the cost of full portal. This helps our customers in optimizing and adapting the portal to the specific needs and wants of their user base.
Several technologies can be utilized in building a portal. The simplest is to start with a content management system (CMS) which offers the most of the features required for the website. However, not all web portals can be built using CMS systems. Some require unique features or high level of flexibility to change. A custom development based on standard web technologies or development frameworks will help in building such highly flexible and customizable application. Such custom developments are also immune to common security flaws coming from upstream applications, so long as they are built following standard security practices.
We have built large scale portals with a wide set of functionalities, and supported our customers as they grew in size. Give us a call if you have got an idea in your head and would like to see it come to reality.