web application code cost

Instant user feed back for form validation can chew up a decent amount of development time and maintaining it can quickly become a hassle.  It’s very likely that the initial development plan will differ from the final product, so once clean code can quickly become unorganized.  Automating form processing allows quick expansion, minimal maintenance and […]

shopify desktop theme editor windows linux

If you have ever tried to develop a Shopify theme on a Windows or Linux machine, you know how terrible of an experience it can be. Using Shopify’s poor browser based theme editor, uploading single files one by one, not being able to use your favorite IDE or text editor, not so good version control, […]

When using MySQL Stored Procedures in your application, it is important to be able to return multiple messages to the caller. MySQL will take care of all the directly database related errors, such as table not found, but for user errors, there is not much built in for that. An example of this would be […]

The research outlines the focus and capabilities of 8 top design and development firms specializing in Ecommerce solutions for the Shopify platform [including Otreva]. WASHINGTON, December 10, 2013 -­‐-­‐ Today SourcingLine published their initial Leaders Matrix on leading Shopify Designers & Developers. The proprietary Leaders Matrix analyzes each firm’s focus in Shopify design and development […]

Here at Otreva, we use MySQL stored procedures (SPs) in the back end of our projects.  It gives very precise security controls and modularity to functionality across multiple applications.  This is a performance booster for us in most cases because of the complexity of the functionality.  This article is not to discuss the pros and cons […]

We’ve been asked dozens of times by current and potential clients, why should I consider a responsive web design for my website or application instead of a completely separate mobile site? The short answer is, responsive design isn’t the best solution for everyone. Here are Otreva we don’t force responsive design onto clients. We recommend […]


Recently the development team here at Otreva created project named “How much does it cost to build an app” and built the site from the ground up in less than 24 man-hours on a Saturday afternoon. The goal was to produce an application that app pioneers, entrepreneurs, inventors, and innovators could use to estimate development […]

If you are like me, you are wondering why in the world Amazon Web Services Cloudwatch service doesn’t allow you to monitor memory usage?  Luckily they do allow you to use custom Perl scripts to create your own custom metrics. The following instructions will show you how to setup memory monitoring on your ElasticBeanstalk EC2 […]

Otreva is looking for an experienced front-end web developer to join our Jessup, PA based team. We need someone who is ready to jump in and get involved with every aspect of the product development process all the way from conception of the new features to collaborating with our entire team to ensure the proper […]

how much does a web application cost

You’ve probably ended up here because you have an idea for a web application and want to see if it is something that can feasibly be done within a certain budget. For the most part, the bulk of the budget you are putting forward is for development time for experienced programmers, designers, and product managers. […]