A cloud application (or cloud app) is an application program that functions in the cloud, with some characteristics of a pure desktop app and some characteristics of a pure Web app.

NextApp provides the best of both. Freedom and accessibility of the web, but also the stability, safety and usebility of complex desktop and business applications.

To be honest, NextStep is a dummy company, with dummy processes. And this site is only a demonstration site, just made up for a school project (MBO Almelo). NextApp is the temporary alias of the author.




The assignment was to build an application according the requirements of an imaginary client. In this case that client has become NextStep, a producer of wooden stairs.

NextApp should build a solution to automate their administration, calculation and management of tenders.

The solution must provide good insight in the operation of the tender process. This means the value of the tenders and the status of the tenders, the activity per calculator, salesman or customers etc.

The solution must provide a simple automated process for calculating the tenders and saving and printing the documents.

The solution must provide the possibility of authorization in cases as the approval of calculated tenders and payment limits . NextStep wants to deliver customer projects within a reach of 100 km. The new app has to calculate the distance by the postal of the project.



After capturing the functional an informational needs in the conceptual model and presenting the ERD to the Client and their advisors, the building started.

The app is build with a MySql database, and the code has been written in PHP, HTML , CSS, Bootstrap, JS and JQuery. In the development environment NextApp used Sass, NPM and Gulp.

The app has been tested on Chrome, Edge, Mozzilla and explorer, but the real proof of the pudding is in the eating.

Have fun, NextApp(c)


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tel: 06 4109 5186